THE ISLAND MIKADO

Director: Nancy La Shure • Music Director: Robert Prowse

Concerts September 7 - November 30, 2018 • Performances November 2-18, 2018

This new version, written and produced by The Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company, sets the opera in the present day, on the (fictitious) Island of Palan. The opera contains all the original music and follows the original story with a change to the character names. Several years before the action, Harriette, a very wealthy woman, arrives on the Island of Palan, befriends the Goveneur, falls for his son, Christopher but he flees rather than be forced to marry her. Christopher then meets Blossum and they immediately fall in love, however she and her two sisters (Lily and Rose) are wards of Nicky, and Nicky has decided to marry Blossum. Nicky, Jimmy and Bobby had previously fled the USA on tax evasion charges arriving in Palan, a well know place for money laundering. They become part of the local society. The chorus of men and ladies are tourists enjoying the Island of Palan.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

CONCERTS

Sunday, September 30 at 2pm - Suffern Library

Sunday, October 7 at 2pm - New City Library

Friday, November 30 at 8pm - Five Star Premier Residences of Teaneck

FULL PERFORMANCES

Friday, November 2 at 7:30pm - Fair Lawn Community Center
Sunday, November 4 at 7:30pm - Cedar Crest

Saturday, November 10 at 2:30pm - Ridgewood United Methodist Church

Sunday, November 11 at 2:30pm - Ridgewood United Methodist Church

Saturday, November 17 at 7:30pm - Ridgewood United Methodist Church

Sunday, November 18 at 4pm - Ridgewood United Methodist Church

THE ISLAND MIKADO CAST LIST

  • The Goveneur (Mikado) ..................................................................................................................................................................................... John Holmboe

  • Christopher (Nanki-Poo)  .......................................................................................................................................................................... Jonathan Acampora

  • Nicky (Ko-Ko) .................................................................................................................................................................................................. Jefferson Osborn

  • Bobby (Pooh-Bah) ............................................................................................................................................... Peter O'Malley (November 4, 10, 11, & 18) 

Frank Skokan (November 2 & 17)

  • Jimmy (Pish-Tush) .............................................................................................................................................................. Joe Rothstein (November 11 & 18)

Philip Sternenberg (November 2, 4, 10, & 17)

  • Blossum (Yum-Yum) ............................................................................................................................................. Maggie Langhorne (November 4, 11, & 18)

Angela Scorese (November 2, 10, & 17)

  • Lily (Pitti-Sing) ................................................................................................................................................................................................... Sarah Strickland

  • Rose (Peep-Bo) ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Kylee Stelzenmueller

  • Harriette (Katisha) ......................................................................................................................................................... Eileen Mager (November 4, 11, & 18)

Eva Giorgi (November 2, 10, & 17)

The Island Mikado Chorus ...................................................................................................................................... Emily Agresta, Larry Bogert, Bob Bromberg, Carol Ciancia, Rhonda Cooperstein, Barbara Domini, Tim Domini, Eileen Karlson, Bill Miele, John Ryle, Wendy Ryle, Tim Schwartz, Wynne Webster

MAPS TO PERFORMANCE LOCATIONS

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