Shepherd University presents Opera Workshop The Mikado

The Opera Workshop of Shepherd University’s Department of Music brings Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular work, The Mikado, to life on Thursday, September 18 and Friday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Frank Arts Center Theater. Filled with humor, delight, and some of the most memorable songs ever crafted, this comedy of customs, bribery, and unrequited love is sure to leave you laughing and begging for more!

The Shepherd University opera workshop production will be directed by Joseph Yates with musical direction by Dr. Erik Reid Jones, staged with costumes and other various technical aspects, and a minimal set. In the role of the Mikado is Jeff Martin, a Shepherd University junior from Mount Airy, Maryland. Nanki-Poo will be played by sophomore David Miranda from Herndon, Virginia. Ko-Ko is senior Matt Sims from Kensington, Maryland, and Pish-Tush is senior Joel Ziler from Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. Alternating in the role of Poo-Bah are sophomores Matthew Lincoln-Bugg from Purcellville, and Matthew Point from Mechanicsville, Virginia. Alternating in the role of Yum-Yum are sophomore Christina Crawford from Monrovia and junior Alicia Nunez from Frederick, Maryland. Alternating in the role of Ptti-Sing are sophomore Lawren Hill from Hagerstown and junior Brett Smith from Williamsport, Maryland. Alternating in the role of Peep-Bo are sophomore Laura Cole of Silver Spring, Maryland and senior Laura Dixon of Magnolia, Delaware. The role of Katisha will be played by senior Joanna Moomaw of Roanoke, Virginia, and there will be a lively chorus of Shepherd students.

General admission for The Mikado is $10, $5 for students 18 and under, and free to Shepherd University students and Friends of Music MAC cardholders. For information contact the Shepherd University Concertline at 304-876-5555, or visit