Mikado preview on Peninsula Backstage
Photo Credit: Fuzzy Beastie Photography.
The Stanford Savoyards present Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado, or The Town of Titipu January 31 - February 15, 2014
“I'm really very sorry for you all, but it's an unjust world, and virtue is triumphant only in theatrical performances”, and hopefully on television, too.
Savoyards staff and cast from The Mikado will appear on the 20th episode of Peninsula Backstage. You might say we had an "in" because Peninsula Backstage Co-producer, David Simon, is a former Savoyard. Co-producer and Host Nina G. Perry will interview the actors in between performances of two songs from The Mikado on this wonderful program that has been promoting live theatre on the Peninsula since 2011.
Peninsula Backstage airs on Cable Channel 30 in the greater Palo Alto area. Specific showtimes will be listed on http://www.midpenmedia.org/program (type Peninsula Backstage into the search box) and we’ll also send out the schedule when it’s available. More information on David and Nina's show can be found at http://www.facebook.com/peninsula.backstage.
Tickets for The Mikado are now available online or via phone (650) 725-2787 from the Stanford Ticket Office. Tickets will also be sold at the door of Dinkelspiel Auditorium beginning 90 minutes before show time.
$10 students, $15 seniors & Stanford staff/faculty, and $20 general admission
Show dates include links to respective ticketing pages:
Saturday, February 1, 8:00pm
Friday, February 7, 8:00pm
Saturday, February 8, 8:00pm
Friday, February 14, 8:00pm
Saturday, February 15, 2:00pm
All performances will be in Dinkelspiel Auditorium - 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA, 94305.
Mikado Trivia and Meet the Cast
Christina Krawec portrays the beautiful young maiden, Yum-Yum, which in W.S. Gilbert’s own words translates as "The full moon of delight which sheds her remarkable beams over a sea of infinite loveliness, thus indicating a glittering path by which she may be approached by those who are willing to brave the perils which necessarily await the daring adventurers who seek to reach her by those means."*
Christina, a Stanford junior double majoring in International Relations and Music, joined the Savoyards in 2012 as a part of The Pirates of Penzance, and performed the role of Josephine in the 2013 production of HMS Pinafore: The Next Generation. Christina is also an active member of Stanford's Opera Workshop Program.
* Trivia courtesy of Benford's Gilbert & Sullivan Lexicon, http://gsopera.com/lexicon