Gilbert and Sullivan's 'The Mikado' Set for May 20-22
at Oglethorpe's Conant Performing Arts Center
Capitol City will present Gilbert and Sullivan's light-hearted comic operetta The Mikado on Friday, May 20 at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 21 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 22 at 3 p.m. at Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University.
Tickets are available online by clicking on The Mikado under 'Tickets' on the left hand side of this page. Prices range from $45 for a special 'Angel' ticket to $30 per person for seniors, students and military with ID. The general admission price is $40 per person.
The special 'Angel' ticket honors CCOC friend Michelle Lynne Meyer, who lost her battle with breast cancer in January 2016. $15 from the sale of each Angel ticket will be donated to Susan G. Kome, formerly known as Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and originally as The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
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Children's 'A Seussome Twosome' Program Set For 11 a.m., May 21
In addition to three performances of The Mikado during the weekend, Capitol City's Outreach for Children will present A Seussome Twosome, an engaging introduction to opera based on Dr. Seuss's classic stories Gertrude McFuzz and Green Eggs and Ham on Saturday, May 21 at 11 a.m, also at Oglethorpe University's Conant Performing Arts Center.
Tickets are $10 per person, adult or child, and may be purchased online by clicking on the A Seussome Twosome title to your immediate left. Extensive audience interaction keeps young ones engaged and interested, including a question and answer session with the performers at the conclusion of the show.
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The Mikado, as with many of Gilbert and Sullivan's productions, satirizes aspects of Victorian Britain's politics and aristocracy. In The Mikado, the duo has cloaked these criticisms behind a story set in Japan.
Characterized by clever wordplay, memorable tunes, and endearing characters, artistic director Michael Nutter's contemporary staging of The Mikado features clever plot twists, anime characters, iPhones, and an unexpected use of set design. Sung in English, music direction is by Catherine Giel. The orchestra will be conducted by Michael Giel.
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Capitol City Opera
Has 25+ Year Record
of Introducing Opera
to Young People
For more than 25 years,
CCOC has been introducing opera to school students throughout the Southeast.
This year's family-friendly productions include:
A Seussome Twosome and
Hansel and Gretel.
Each show addresses different life and social skills,
presenting complex ideas
such as self-esteem, teamwork, honesty - even scientific theory - in a fresh, new way.
Contact Education Coordinator Courtney Loner at email@example.com
for more information or to book one of these programs.
Capitol City Opera thanks its public and corporate supporters.
Special thanks to our partner Oglethorpe University.
Please also visit our
page to see a list of generous individuals and families that support Capitol City Opera.