2017 - The Mikado

Stage Director: James Ravan
Music Director: Craig Tata
Assistant Stage Director: Susan Elberger
Assistant Music Director: Matt Tragert
Producer: Brendon Chetwynd
Technical Director: Tom Powers

Performances were:

Saturday, April 22 at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 23 at 2:00 PM

Friday, April 28 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 29 at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM


All Performances were at:

Maynard High School
1 Tiger Drive
Maynard, MA 01754

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Aerial View of Maynard High School

Principals

Ben Morse

Ben Morse
Ko-Ko

Tim Daughters

Tim Daughters
Pish Tush

Matt Tragert

Matt Tragert
Pooh-Bah

Randy Glidden

Randy Glidden
The Mikado

Stephen Im

Stephen Im
Nanki-Poo

Lindsey Soboleski

Lindsey Soboleski
Yum-Yum

Katrina Skidmore

Katrina Skidmore
Peep-Bo

Pamela Ryba

Pamela Ryba
Pitti-Sing

Carolyn Schwartz

Carolyn Schwartz
Katisha

Leadership Team

James Ravan

James Ravan
Stage Director

Craig Tata

Craig Tata
Music Director

Susan Elberger

Susan Elberger
Assistant Stage Director

Matt Tragert

Matt Tragert
Assistant Music Director

Brendon Chetwynd

Brendon Chetwynd
Producer

Tom Powers

Tom Powers
Technical Director

Rehearsal Photos

The Mikado 2017 Vision from Stage Director, James Ravan

First, some words to describe this year's show: "laughter, light, airy, fun, farcical, fast". Second, what if we took Gilbert literally at his word and there really was “a train of little ladies”? Then the Town of Titipu would have a train station where their parents would meet them for school vacation.

The idea behind the setting is to place the piece in a non-traditional place/time (Victorian England/Japan, purposefully not determined, but decidedly not medieval Japan). The emphasis will be that The Mikado is a Victorian farce about English class structure and society, not a parody of Japanese medieval culture. We may decide to give the maidens schoolgirl uniforms and not kimonos. We're removing some of the obvious Japanese elements given the sensitivity to "yellow face" concerns.

And some words about ensemble. A cast is group of people that work together to produce a work of Art for the public. We will be working to make the cast a team with two goals:

• To make a production of The Mikado we will be proud of and that the audience will enjoy
• To have fun doing it

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