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2011-04-19 09:00:00

2011 Festival ranges from epic to edgy with Company's new production of the ever-popular Mikado; its first Baroque opera, Handel's Julius Caesar; its largest production to date, Verdi's Il Trovatore, and its first Philip Glass piece, Hydrogen Jukebox FORT WORTH, Texas, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spanning 266 years, Fort Worth Opera's 2011 season ranges from Handel's magnificent Julius Caesar -- the company's first Baroque-era opera -- to the gritty 1990 chamber work Hydrogen...

2008-10-06 21:00:21

On November 24, SonyBMG will release The Best of Gilbert and Sullivan by theatrical quintet the Gala Ensemble, aiming to bring their music back to the masses.The deal will see songs from comic operas such as Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado and HMS Pinafore receive a "fresh and uplifting" new recording, the label said. Those behind the deal said there has recently been a resurgence in interest in Gilbert and Sullivan, with the likes of Jo Brand, Alistair McGowan and Jonathan Ansell all taking...

2008-10-03 15:00:19

By PATSY FULLER GILBERT and Sullivan's muchloved Mikado is undergoing a spectacular makeover... in black and white. All the costumes, sets and props will be in monochrome when Spa Opera perform the light-hearted operetta at the Spa Centre in Leamington later this month. Director Kenny Robinson says the black-and-white theme is a tribute to a 1986 production of The Mikado created by Jonathan Miller. "It really is taking a well-loved classic and doing something a little different to give...

2008-09-20 15:00:30

MONMOUTH - The Theater At Monmouth will once again bring the wry comedy and joyous music of Gilbert and Sullivan to the Cumston Hall stage with its production of "The Mikado." The comic classic will run Sept. 26 to Oct. 5. "The Mikado" takes place in the fictional Japanese town of Titipu. The plot revolves around lovers Yum-Yum and Nanki-Poo and the machinations of Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner, who does everything he can to avoid executing anyone. Ridiculous characters and silly plot...

2008-08-12 09:01:06

By Erica Hansen Deseret News "PIRATED!" Rodgers Memorial Theatre, through Sept. 6, (801-298- 1302); running time: 2 hours, 10 minutes (one intermission) Romp: n. A high-spirited, carefree and boisterous play. That pretty much sums up creator/director Jim Christian's "Pirated," now running at Rodgers Memorial Theatre. Set in 1933 Hollywood, silent pictures are on their way out and "talkies" are the new trend. Not wanting the extra cost of hiring actors who can sing, and vice versa,...

2008-07-20 21:00:20

By Charles Ward, Houston Chronicle Jul. 20--The Yeomen of the Guard, this summer's production of the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Houston, is not marquee-quality G&S, but Friday's performance lovingly caressed every moment of beauty in the score. Yeomen has the usual convoluted machinations of a plot for a W.S. Gilbert/Sir Arthur Sullivan show. Colonel Fairfax faces death because a relative with influence has accused him of sorcery to get his estate. To thwart the greed,...

2008-07-04 15:00:29

MONMOUTH - Auditions for The Theater At Monmouth's fall production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado" will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 14, at Cumston Hall. Set in 20th century Japan, the operetta is the story of the fictional town of Titipu and the comedic love story of Nanki-Poo, a traveling musician, and Yum-Yum, the ward of the outrageous Ko-Ko, who has just been appointed Lord High Executioner. This production of "The Mikado" will feature community members in the chorus and...


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