Tickets for today’s show are no longer available from the Stanford Ticket Office. Tickets are available at the door. The Dinkelspiel Auditorium box office opens one and a half hours prior to the show.
The Stanford Savoyards, founded in 1973, announce their 92nd production, Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado, or the Town of Titipu.
When Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner, fails to decapitate citizens of
Titipu, whose head gets the axe in this Meiji-era inspired version of The Mikado?
Directors Evan Schaeffer and Rachel Whalon, inspired by the political and
cultural events occurring in Japan during 1885, the year The Mikado premiered
in London, recreate the feel of the Meiji era – a period when Japanese
culture opened itself to foreign influences, including Western ideas and
innovations. Respecting Japanese history and tradition, the Directors
bring a modern comic sensibility to this signature Gilbert & Sullivan
Music Director Joseph Haletky, a founder of the Savoyards who has directed
and performed with many Bay Area choruses and theater ensembles, as well as
world-renowned symphonic choruses, brings 40 years of musical experience to
this almost–but not quite–traditional production. The Titipu Community
Orchestra is comprised of over 20 Bay Area professional and amateur
About the Savoyards:
The Stanford Savoyards, a student-run community theatre company dedicated
to Gilbert & Sullivan, produce two fully-staged and orchestrated operettas
in Dinkelspiel Auditorium per season. The Savoyards are known for putting
clever spins on the traditional G&S opus, often paying homage to pop
culture phenomena, such as Bollywood, Firefly and Star Trek: The Next
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