The MIKADO at the HAWAII OPERA THEATRE

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The HAWAII OPERA THEATRE Presents:

The Mikado

Forbidden love… Deception… Comedy? Only at the Opera!

Performance Schedule

  • June 13, Friday, 8:00pm
  • June 14, Saturday, 8:00pm
  • June 15, Sunday, 4:00pm
  • June 20, Friday, 8:00pm
  • June 21, Saturday, 2:00pm
  • June 22, Sunday, 4:00pm

All performances at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.

Sung in English with English text projected above the stage.

  • THE MIKADO:
    Jamie Offenbach
  • NANKI-POO:
    Joshua Kohl
  • KOKO:
    Curt Olds
  • POOH-BAH:
    John Mount
  • PISH-TUSH:
    Leon Williams
  • YUM-YUM:
    Sarah Asmar
  • KATISHA:
    Victoria Livengood
  • CONDUCTOR:
    Tim Shaindlin
  • STAGE DIRECTOR:
    Henry Akina

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Set in Japan, this satire on English mores of the time weaves the two cultures seamlessly together with humorous lyrics and elaborate plot twists.

Nanki-Poo, the son of the Mikado, flees his home to avoid an arranged marriage to an older woman only to find himself falling in love with the beautiful Yum-Yum, who is also betrothed… to her guardian, Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner!!!

Will Nanki-Poo find love or face the wrath of the Mikado for defying his order? Find out in Gilbert and Sullivan’s romp through the mythical and nonsensical fantasy world of The Mikado.

Meet the Stars

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Jamie Offenbach

Jamie J.Offenbach presented an unusual visual picture as a rail-thin Mikado, but his rich, resonant voice belied the appearance of his frame. Commentators have often pointed out the sadistic nature of many of Gilbert’s jokes, and Offenbach brought out this aspect of the character with relish.”

Honolulu Star Advertiser

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Joshua Kohl

Joshua Kohl was a brazen Nanki-Poo, with an excellent lyric tenor voice.

The KC Independent

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Sarah Asmar

Sarah Asmar was a delight as Mabel (Pirates of Penzance), with a clear chime-like soprano that danced up and down the scales in “Poor Wandering One.” Her performance sparkled with wit.

Idaho Statesman

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Curt Olds

In the role of Ko-Ko Curt Olds’ clear diction and comic timing made the dialogue lively and humorous, while he sacrificed nothing in the integrity of his singing.

Honolulu Star Advertiser

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