The Mikado

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

Previews Began: Mar 31, 1987

Opening Night: April 2, 1987

Closing Night: May 3, 1987

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Music: Sir Arthur Sullivan

Libretto: John Banks

W. S. Gilbert

The son of the Mikado of Japan disguises himself as a wandering minstrel to woo the fair Yum-Yum, who is scheduled to marry the Lord High Executioner, in Gilbert and Sullivan’s satirical operetta.

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If You Want to Know Who We
Are…………………………………………….Chorus of Men
A Wand’ring Minstrel I…………Nanki-Poo, Chorus
Our Great Mikado, Virtuous Man………Pish-Tush,
                                                               Chorus
Young Man, Despair, Likewise Go To….Pooh-Bah,
                                                              Nanki-Poo,
                                                                Pish-Tush
And Have I Journey’d for a Month…….Nanki-Poo,
                                                             Pooh-Bah
Behold the Lord High Executioner……………Ko-Ko
As Some Day It May Happen……….Ko-Ko, Chorus
Comes a Train of Little Ladies…….Chorus of Girls
Three Little Maids From School………..Yum-Yum,
                                                                  Peep-Bo,
                                                                Pitti-Sing,
                                                                     Chorus
So Please You, Sir, We Much Regret….Yum-Yum,
                                                                  Peep-Bo,
                                                                Pitti-Sing,
                                                                Pooh-Bah,
                                                                     Chorus
Were You No to Ko-Ko Plighted………..Yum-Yum,
                                                               Nanki-Poo
I Am So Proud……….Ko-Ko, Pooh-Bah, Pish-Tush
With Aspect Stern and Gloomy Stride….Company

Braid the Raven Hair….Pitti-Sing, Chorus of Girls
The Sun, Whose Rays Are All Ablaze…..Yum-Yum
Brightly Dawns Our Wedding Day……..Yum-Yum,
                                                                Pitti-Sing,
                                                              Nanki-Poo,
                                                                Pish-Tush
Here’s a How-de-do! If I Marry You…..Yum-Yum,
                                                              Nanki-Poo,
                                                                      Ko-Ko
Mi-ya-sa-ma-mi-ya-sa-ma…………………….Chorus
A More Humane Mikado Never Did in Japan
Exist……………………..The Mikado of Japan, Chorus
The Criminal Cried as He Dropped Him
Down………..Pitti-Sing, Ko-Ko, Pooh-Bah, Chorus
The Flowers That Bloom in the 
Spring…………………Nanki-Poo, Ko-Ko, Yum-Yum,
                               Pitti-Sing, Pooh-Bah
Alone, and Yet Alive……………………………….Katisha
On a Tree by a River, a Little Tom-tit Sang
Willow, Tit-willow…………………………………..Ko-Ko
There Is a Beauty in the Bellow of the
Blast………………………………………….Katisha, Ko-Ko
For He’s Gone and Married Yum-Yum…Company