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STAGE TUBE: NYGASP Puts a Twist on THE MIKADO - Watch Highlights!


The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, finishes up its winter season with the final four performances of its new production of The Mikado - tonight, January 6th at 7:30, Saturday January 7th at 2 & 7:30PM and Sunday, January 8th at 3PM at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues). Watch highlights from the show below!

In NYGASP's new production of The Mikado, the location is an imaginary town full of colorful characters - three little maids from school, a wandering minstrel, a hilariously corrupt public official, and a Lord High Executioner who may have a list of potential victims but is too tenderhearted to actually perform his duties. At the heart of this tale is a love story: a beautiful school girl loves the romantic wandering minstrel, but she is engaged to the executioner. This romantic triangle takes the usual course of thwarted romance, until the arrival first of the fearsome fiancé claiming the minstrel as her "perjured lover," and later of the emperor, or Mikado, himself - with his own list of punishments specially tailored to fit every crime. In order to resolve the ensuing complications, the inept executioner must use his wits to convince the most unappealing minstrel's fiancé to marry him instead - in record time.

In director David Auxier's new production of The Mikado, elements of Victorian England and Japanese culture have been carefully curated and combined with fantasy to enhance the production.

The production features original choreography and direction by NYGASP Associate Stage Director David Auxier with Assistant Director Kelvin Moon Loh. Aaron Gandy serves as music director and conduct the 25-piece orchestra. The production showcases a new production design including scenery designed by Anshuman Bhatia, costumes designed by Quinto Ott and lighting designed by Benjamin Weill.

For tickets and more information, visit or phone the Kaye Playhouse box office (212) 772-4448.

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