BUCYRUS — Bucyrus Little Theatre, 130 Songer Ave., presents the 2012 Children’s Workshop show, “The Mikado.”
The show will be staged at 7:30 p.m. July 13-14 and 2:30 p.m. July 15. This comic Gilbert and Sullivan work is directed by Randy Mann, with assistance from Annie Robertson. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students.
The Mikado of Japan, in an effort to make the young men of the land steady and virtuous, has made a multitude of decrees. One in particular, the outlawing of flirting, has far-reaching consequences. Any man caught flirting with a woman, unless she is his wife, is to be beheaded.
The town of Titipu has come up with a unique solution to the decree by choosing Ko-Ko to be the Lord high executioner. He is chosen because he is the next in line to be beheaded for the crime of flirting. Reasoning that if he acts on his position as executioner his first task will be to behead himself, the men of Titipu feel safe.
This ninth of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operas is, as always filled with music and satirical barbs at all things political.
Those children who have participated in this summer workshop and who will fill the roles from the Mikado himself to the citizens of Titipu are Emelia Bloomfield, Taylor Bowers, Karys Boyd, Timothy Chandler, Todd Chandler, Mariah Cotsamire, Jessika Cotsamire, Harrison Faulkner, Nathaniel Harris, Sydney Harris, Dine’ Hilbrandt, Cara Linn, Cameron Moone, Brittany Purcell, Kayleigh Seiber, Madison Wagner, Kathrine White and Cecilia Wurm.
Call the BLT box office at 419-562-0731 to make reservations. Leave a message detailing which performance, how many seats are needed, name and a phone number. Box office personnel will call back to confirm reservations.