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The Mikado

The Mikado

Adapted from Gilbert and Sullivan for younger performers. Book by Lynne Bartlett, Mark Leehy and Kevin O'Mara. Music and lyrics by David Billings, Mark Leehy and Kevin O'Mara.

Product Code: MF5000

  • Musical
  • Cast size: 7m., 4w. or may be played by 11w., plus chorus of any size.

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Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

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Synopsis

Set in the little Japanese town of Titipu in the late 1800s. Disguised as a wand'ring minstrel, Nanki-poo (son of the Mikado, Emperor of Japan) comes to town to claim his secret love, Yum-Yum, only to find that Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner, is preparing to marry her. Then Ko-Ko finds he must carry out an execution or the town will be reclassified as a village. With the help of Pooh-Bah (Lord High Everything else) Ko-Ko plans a hoax—but the plan goes awry when the Mikado unexpectedly arrives. This is a faithful adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan's wonderful farce and comic send-up of everything from the class system and the monarchy to petty officials and scheming bureaucrats—plus all things heroic and operatic. Songs include Gentlemen of Japan, A Wand'ring Minstrel, The Lord High Executioner, I've Got a Little List, Three Little Maids, The Punishment Fit the Crime, The Flowers That Bloom in the Spring and Titwillow. All the music is appropriate in vocal range and lyric manageability for younger performers from middle elementary to middle high-school years. Instrumental backings have been adapted from Sir Arthur Sullivan's original orchestral score. Everything you need is here to give your students an exhilarating theatrical experience with the most enduring music theater team of all time.

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Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Musical
  • Product Code MF5000
  • Cast Size 11
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 60 min

Categories

  • ISBN(13) 9781583425503
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Customer Reviews

"Fantastic! Wow!! Our students loved the musical. The show was an outstanding success from the backdrop (painted by students) to the costumes, the singing and the acting. The children learnt so much about staging a musical. Songs were easy to sing and the humour was appreciated by all."
Review by St Peter's School, Melbourne, Australia

Audio/Video

Audio

Gentlemen of Japanmp3Download
A Wand'ring Minstrelmp3Download
Lord High Executionermp3Download
I've Got a Little Listmp3Download
The Flowers That Bloom in the Springmp3Download
Act One Finalemp3Download