Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Thursday, August 16, 2012 8:00PM
Lam Research Theater @ YBCA
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LAMPLIGHTERS MUSIC THEATRE: THE MIKADO
Lamplighters open their 60th Season with Gilbert & Sullivan’s greatest hit
. A playful tale set in a make-believe Japanese town where flirting is a capital offence,
is actually a satire on Victorian British society. Nanki-Poo has fallen in love with the beautiful Yum-Yum, fiancée to the Lord High Executioner Ko-Ko. When the Mikado, emperor of Japan, demands the execution of Ko-Ko, and Nanki-Poo volunteers to take Ko-Ko’s place under the condition that he first be allowed to marry Yum-Yum, chaos, desperation, and comical mayhem ensue.
Live orchestra, gorgeous sets and costumes, and the amazing voices of the Lamplighters — considered one of the best Gilbert & Sullivan producers in the world!
Thursday, August 16, 8pm
Friday, August 17, 8pm
Saturday, August 18, 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, August 19, 2pm
(Walnut Creek, July 27-29 / Napa, August 4-5 / Mountain View, August 11-12 / Livermore, August 25-26)
Photo: David Allen
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