by Crystal Sea Drama Company
Feb. 16 - Feb. 25, 2018
The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu is a comic operain two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert, their ninth of fourteen operatic collaborations. It opened on 14 March 1885, in London, where it ran at the Savoy Theatre for 672 performances, which was the second longest run for any work of musical theatre and one of the longest runs of any theatre piece up to that time. Before the end of 1885, it was estimated that, in Europe and America, at least 150 companies were producing the opera.
The Mikado remains the most frequently performed Savoy Opera, and it is especially popular with amateur and school productions. The work has been translated into numerous languages and is one of the most frequently played musical theatre pieces in history.
Setting the opera in Japan, an exotic locale far away from Britain, allowed Gilbert to satirise British politics and institutions more freely by disguising them as Japanese.
February 16 - February 25, 2018
8414 Speedway Drive
San Antonio, TX, 78230
All five erformances at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets $12 & $15, available on-line HERE.