Press Releases Index

February 4, 2004
CONTACT: Faith Jackson
Office of University Relations

Carl Rosa Opera Company to Perform The Mikado at Kean

UNION, N.J. – London’s acclaimed Carl Rosa Opera Company will present a sparkling and lavish recreation of Gilbert & Sullivan’s original 1885 Savoy production of The Mikado on Friday, February 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Kean University’s Wilkins Theatre, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J.

As one of the Gilbert & Sullivan’s most popular comic operettas, The Mikado delivers a satiric look at love triangles and political hypocrisy in the fairy-tale setting of ancient Japan. A project four years in the making, Carl Rosa Opera Company used Gilbert’s authenticated prompt book as its source for direction, staging and choreography and presents the original antique costumes, now restored to their full glory and recently seen on the screen in Mike Leigh’s Oscar-winning film, Topsy-Turvy. This production is guaranteed to delight your eyes and ears – all while tickling your funny bone.

Tickets are $25 for the public; $19 for seniors and alumni; and $15 for students and children. Black-and-white and color photographs are available upon request. For further information, to order tickets, or request a brochure, call the Wilkins Theatre Box Office at 908-737-SHOW (7469).