The Mikado – March 2020

The Mikado 2020

Click here for information on our streaming version of The Mikado

The Pittsburgh Savoyards close their 82nd season this March with Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular operetta, The Mikado. Performances will be held March 13-15 and 19-22, 2020 at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, PA. (Directions and parking)

All performances are at 8pm, except for the Sunday matinees which are at 2:30pm.

PLEASE NOTE: For this show, we are offering an internet streaming option for any ticket holder who would like to make use of this service. Please see our statement regarding COVID-19 for details on this and other related information.

  • Friday, March 13 – join us for a special free post-performance reception in the upstairs Lincoln Gallery!
  • Saturday, March 14 – this performance has full supertitles (CC), including dialogue.

Due to circumstances out of our control with the closing of the library system, the Saturday, March 14 performance of the Mikado will be webcast only.

All other live performances are cancelled.

In lieu of the other scheduled live performances, we are offering ticket holders the opportunity to view an online recording of either the Friday, March 13 cast performance or the Saturday, March 14 cast performance.

Patrons who have not yet purchased tickets but would still like an opportunity to see the show can support the company by buying tickets online; purchasers will receive an email containing a unique, private link to the recording of the selected performance.

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Nanki-Poo, the son of the Mikado (the Japanese emperor), has fled in disguise to avoid marrying a much older suitor (Katisha), and to find and marry his own beloved, the beautiful Yum-Yum. Yum-Yum, however, is the ward of Ko-Ko, the lord high executioner, and has become betrothed to him against her will. In the meantime, Ko-Ko finds his job difficult to carry out as the Mikado puts pressure on him to fulfill his quota of killings, but the executioner realizes he is too soft-hearted to kill anyone. His solution is to trade a month of marriage to Yum-Yum for Nanki-Poo’s life (though he only pretends to kill him), but, of course, the plan backfires as Ko-Ko finds himself subject to capital punishment for allegedly killing the Mikado’s son. The tangled web of plot lines eventually unravels in Gilbert’s usual topsy-turvy manner, and everyone lives happily ever after.

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Early bird discount price for tickets ends February 24th at midnight.

Music Director – Guy Russo
Stage Director – Robert Hockenberry
Assistant Stage Director – Meghan Hilker
Production Manager – Lynette Garlan
Production Stage Manager – Andrea Lisiak
Assistant Stage Manager – Megan Hixon
Technical Director – Matt Lisiak
Lighting Designer – Garth Schafer
Costumier – Ellen Rosen

The Mikado of JapanMichael Greenstein (Mar. 14, 20, 22)
Bob Herold (Mar. 13, 15, 19, 21)
Nanki-Poo, His Son,
disguised as a wandering minstrel
and in love with Yum-Yum
Paul Yeater
Ko-Ko, The Lord High Executioner of TitipuMichael Brawdy
Pooh-Bah, Lord High Everything ElseAndy Hickly
Pish-Tush, A Noble LordAlexander E. Policicchio
Yum-Yum, A Ward of Ko-Ko,
also engaged to Ko-Ko
Kate Manuel (Mar. 14, 20, 22)
Sarah Perconte (Mar. 13, 15, 19, 21)
Pitti-Sing, A Ward of Ko-KoRachel Silverstein
Peep-Bo, A Ward of Ko-KoAlexandra Aks
Katisha, An Elderly lady,
in love with Nanki-Poo
Deborah Geary (Mar. 13, 15, 19, 21)
Amanda Rodriguez (Mar. 14, 20, 22)
W. S. GilbertBruce Travers
Chorus of School-GirlsLeslie Clark
Jennifer Davidson
Lisa Dunlap
Kelsey Hickly
Elizabeth Partee
Carolee Shearer
Marichristine Storch
Kira Varela
Katherine Wensel
Chorus of Nobles and GuardsAdam Birch
Chris Carter
Don Gudenburr
Maher S. Hoque
Jacob Mullins
Gerry Neuhaus
Michael Palmosina
Craig Yankes