POP’s Mikado

Jun 30, 2013

Pacific Opera Project The Mikado 2013They describe Yum-Yum as “the very happiest girl in Japan,” Peep Po as “pert as a school girl well can be,” and says of Pitti Sing that her “saber true cuts cleanly through the cervical vertebrae.”

And with that, the Pacific Opera Project introduces their latest production, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado, which is scheduled for Porticos Art Space in early September.

Newcomers to POP, Samantha Geraci-Yee and Katy Tang take turns with the role of Yum-Yum, while Kyle Patterson and Matthew Miles alternate playing the Mikado’s son Nanki-Poo. The role of Katisha, who wishes to claim Nanki-Poo for herself, is played by mezzo-soprano Adelaide Sinclair.

Pacific Opera Project, headed by artistic director Josh Shaw, strives for innovation, accessibility, and fun.

The Mikado…the play that created the name “Pooh-bah” and spurred the term “Grand Poobah” to become part of the English lexicon…

Performances often sell out, so tickets should be procured now if attending is desired.

The Mikado by Pacific Opera Project
September 6th & 7th at 8 p.m., and September 8th at 4 p.m.
Porticos Art Space, 2033 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena 91104
Tickets: general, $30; seniors and students, $20 or call 323.739.6122
A pre-show lecture will commence one hour prior to the performance.

POP props acquired from Chinatown; photo courtesy of Pacific Opera Project

POP props acquired from Chinatown; photo courtesy of Pacific Opera Project


1 Response for “POP’s Mikado”

  1. Josh Shaw says:

    Correction on date. The Mikado plays in Pasadena on September 6, 7, and 8. Not July 8.



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