Boston's Huntington Theatre Company, in association with the North Shore Music Theatre, will present Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, May 21-June 26, at Boston University Theatre. The production will then move to Beverly, Massachusetts, playing at North Shore Music Theatre, June 29 - July 18.
Set in a fictitous Imperial Japan that resembles and lampoons Victorian England, Mikado tells the love story of Prince Nanki-Poo, son of the Mikado (supreme emperor), and the faur mauden Katisha, and to find his true love Yum-Yum now betrothed to her guardian Ko-Ko, who resides in the town of Titipu.
Larry Carpenter helms the production, with Daniel Pelzig choreographing. James Leonard Joy will design scenery, Mariann Verheyen is costume designer, and Donald Holder (Lion King) will design lights.
The cast includes J.B. Adams, Marsha Bagwell, Marie Danvers, Colleen Firstenberger, James Javore, Kari McGee, Larry Paulsen, Eric Van Hoven, and Kenneth Kantor.
For tickets or more information, call (617) 266-0800. -- By Sean McGrath