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The Mikado   
The Town of Titipu

 
Erlanger's Theatre , (8/24/1931 - 9/1931)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date:Aug 24, 1931   
Closing Date:Sep 1931 Total Performances:32

Category: Musical, Operetta, Revival, Broadway
Description: A comic operetta in two acts
Setting: Courtyard of Ko-Ko's official residence. Ko-Ko's garden in Titipu.


Production Staff
Produced by The Civic Light Opera Company
Libretto by W. S. Gilbert; Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan
Staged by Milton Aborn
Cast
Ethel Clarke Pitti-Sing
one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko
William Danforth The Mikado of Japan
Eleanor Gilmore Peep-Bo
one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko
Harriet Gottlieb Lady of the Mikado's Suite
Hizi Koyke Yum-Yum
one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko
Howard Marsh Nanki-Poo
son of the Mikado, disguised as a wandering minstr
Frances Moore Lady of the Mikado's Suite
Frank Moulan Ko-Ko
Lord High Executioner of Titipu
Vera Ross Katisha
an Elderly Lady, in love with Nanki-Poo
Allen Waterous Pish-Tush
a Noble Lord
Herbert Waterous Pooh-Bah
Lord High Everything Else
music by Arthur Sullivan; lyrics by W. S. Gilbert
ACT 1Sung By
If You Want to Know Who We Are Chorus of Men
A Wand'ring Minstrel I Nanki-Poo (son of the Mikado, disguised as a wandering minstr) and Chorus
Our Great Mikado, Virtuous Man Pish-Tush (a Noble Lord) and Chorus
Young Man, Despair, Likewise Go To Pooh-Bah (Lord High Everything Else), Nanki-Poo (son of the Mikado, disguised as a wandering minstr) and Pish-Tush (a Noble Lord)
And Have I Journey'd for a Month Nanki-Poo (son of the Mikado, disguised as a wandering minstr) and Pooh-Bah (Lord High Everything Else)
Behold the Lord High Executioner Ko-Ko (Lord High Executioner of Titipu)
As Some Day It May Happen Ko-Ko (Lord High Executioner of Titipu) and Chorus
Comes a Train of Little Ladies Chorus of Girls
Three Little Maids From School Yum-Yum (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko), Peep-Bo (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko), Pitti-Sing (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko) and Chorus
So Please You, Sir, We Much Regret Yum-Yum (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko), Peep-Bo (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko), Pitti-Sing (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko), Pooh-Bah (Lord High Everything Else) and Chorus
Were You No to Ko-Ko Plighted Yum-Yum (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko) and Nanki-Poo (son of the Mikado, disguised as a wandering minstr)
I Am So Proud Ko-Ko (Lord High Executioner of Titipu), Pooh-Bah (Lord High Everything Else) and Pish-Tush (a Noble Lord)
With Aspect Stern and Gloomy Stride Company
ACT 2Sung By
Braid the Raven Hair Pitti-Sing (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko) and Chorus of Girls
The Sun, Whose Rays Are All Ablaze Yum-Yum (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko)
Brightly Dawns Our Wedding Day Yum-Yum (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko), Pitti-Sing (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko), Nanki-Poo (son of the Mikado, disguised as a wandering minstr) and Pish-Tush (a Noble Lord)
Here's a How-de-do! If I Marry You Yum-Yum (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko), Nanki-Poo (son of the Mikado, disguised as a wandering minstr) and Ko-Ko (Lord High Executioner of Titipu)
Mi-ya-sa-ma-mi-ya-sa-ma Chorus
A More Humane Mikado Never Did in Japan Exist The Mikado of Japan and Chorus
The Criminal Cried as He Dropped Him Down Pitti-Sing (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko), Ko-Ko (Lord High Executioner of Titipu), Pooh-Bah (Lord High Everything Else) and Chorus
The Flowers That Bloom in the Spring Nanki-Poo (son of the Mikado, disguised as a wandering minstr), Ko-Ko (Lord High Executioner of Titipu), Yum-Yum (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko), Pitti-Sing (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko) and Pooh-Bah (Lord High Everything Else)
Alone, and Yet Alive Katisha (an Elderly Lady, in love with Nanki-Poo)
On a Tree by a River, a Little Tom-tit Sang Willow, Tit-willow Ko-Ko (Lord High Executioner of Titipu)
There Is a Beauty in the Bellow of the Blast Katisha (an Elderly Lady, in love with Nanki-Poo) and Ko-Ko (Lord High Executioner of Titipu)
For He's Gone and Married Yum-Yum Company