Published on: October 19, 2010Bring the entire family for an evening of laughs with Lone Star College-CyFair Lyric Opera’s performance of “The Mikado” set Nov. 18 through Nov. 20.
“Join us for one of the most popular of W.S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan’s collaborations which has been has been entertaining audiences worldwide for more than a century, and is possibly the most popular light opera of all time,” said Alex Qian, LSC-CyFair’s music director.
Set in a fictional town of Titipu, Japan, “The Mikado” follows Yum-Yum and Nanki-Poo, two young lovers who keep finding the laws of the Mikado in the way of their wedded bliss.
Add into the mix Yum-Yum’s guardian, Ko-Ko, the town’s awkward but well-meaning tailor-turned-executioner, and Pooh-Bah, the snobbiest nobleman one will ever meet (who also happens to hold every civil position in town, from Groom of the Back Stairs to Archbishop.) Then when the Mikado himself decides to visit the town of Titipu, it’s a topsy-turvy recipe for calamity and laughs.
A special free sneak preview of “The Mikado” will be held 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10 in the Recital Hall (room 102) in the Center for the Arts building at 9191 Barker Cypress. Light refreshments will be served.
Performances, with stage direction by Glay Marie Posch, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 18 and Nov. 19 (followed with an opening reception) and at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20 in the Main Stage Theatre in the Center for the Arts building.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students with valid id. Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District students (K-12) are free with valid id. Group discounts are also available.
Call 281.290.5201 for tickets and information or go to LoneStar.edu/boxoffice.