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Opera Theatre “The Mikado”
April 5 @ 7:00 pm - April 8 @ 9:00 pm$10.00
NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern Opera Theatre Ensemble will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Mikado” April 5-8 at 7 p.m. in Theatre West. Tickets are $10. To reserve tickets in advance please call (318) 357-4522. Northwestern State, BPCC@NSU and Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts students are admitted free with a current student I.D. Stefan Gordon is the stage and music director.
This farce takes place in the mythical town of Titipu, where identities are confused, tailors and trombonists rule, flirting is forbidden by law and no one dies.
“The opera is one of the most performed works in musical theatre history, and has a little something for everyone to enjoy, both young and old,” said Gordon.
The show will be followed by a short talk back about the racial problems the show presents.
“Mikado is double cast with Jenson Wall and Joey Carroll of Denham Springs, as Nanki Poo, Amanda Charles of Shreveport and Nadya Cesario of Fort Smith, Arkansas, as Yum Yum, Sean Grady of Leesville and Rayshaughn Armant of Gretna as Ko Ko, and Hannah-Nöel Johnson of Haughton and Daniela Salas-Ricardo of Cartegena, Colombia, as Katisha.
The cast also includes Leonard Harris of Baker and Jason Smith of Deville as Pooh-bah, Benjamin Wiltz of Monticello, Arkansas, and Michael Martin of Pineville as Pish Tush, Carly Ryder of Deville and Cassidy Giddens of Shreveport as Pitty Sing and Mark Payton of West Monroe and Aaron Grant as Mikado.
Dr. Chialing Hseih is the accompanist with costumes by Michelle Lange and hair and makeup by Amanda Charles of Shreveport. Rachael Bryant is assistant chorus master. Savannah Thibodeaux of Baton Rouge is stage manager and Binta Francis of Harvey is assistant stage manager. Corey Trahan is assistant stage director.