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"Michael Orlinsky as Henrik, Leander’s servant and masquerade partner-in-crime, was a solid presence."

- Lawrence A. Johnson, Chicago Classical Review


Last Updated: 12/29/15

The (New) Mikado

The Lamplighters

Michael will be joining The Lamplighters singing the role of Piccia Tuccia.

In a time when flirting was a capital offense, a handsome wandering minstrel has fallen in love with the beautiful fiancée to the recently appointed Lord High Executioner. Chaos, desperation, and comical mayhem ensue in classic Gilbert & Sullivan style, with impromptu marriages, substitute executionees, forged death certificates, and the revelation of a prince in disguise.

The comic satire of this brilliant work, ever relevant, is aimed at the timeless and universal frailties of our shared human nature, as told through Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious plot line, ingenious dialogue, memorable characters, and gorgeous music. This new production will be moved from the traditional setting of a fictitious Japanese village to a re-imagined Renaissance Italy, the home of rapid cultural exchange, scientific advancement and artistic creativity, the tradition of commedia dell’arte, and the favored setting for many of Shakespeare’s greatest creations. The production will be changed visually to reflect our new setting, and a minimal number of necessary edits will be made to the names and dialogue, but this classic masterpiece will otherwise remain intact. We are excited about our new production of The Mikado and hope you will be too!

Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek
Friday August 5, 8pm
Saturday August 6, 2pm & 8pm
Sunday August 7, 2pm

Mountain View Performing Arts Center, Mountain View
Saturday August 13, 2pm & 8pm
Sunday August 14, 2pm

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Thursday August, 18, 8pm
Friday August, 19, 8pm
Saturday August 20, 2pm & 8pm
Sunday August 21, 2pm

Bankhead Theater, Livermore - TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Saturday August 27, 8pm
Sunday August 28, 2pm 

Subscriptions on sale now, Single tickets on sale in June