The UL Lafayette Opera Theater in collaboration with the UL Lafayette Wind Ensemble presented the operetta, The Mikado, by Gilbert and Sullivan on April 14-16. There was also an educational performance on Friday morning for school children, which also took place in the Ducrest-Gilfry Auditorium in Angelle Hall.
The operetta “The Mikado” is considered to be Gilbert and Sullivan’s finest work and revolves around a small town in Japan called Titipu. As is all of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operettas, the situation is comic and many plot twists and turns occur during the evening. The show was directed by Shawn Roy and conducted by Dr. William Hochkeppel with 24 members of the Wind Ensemble. Sets were constructed by Duncan Thistlethwaite, Lighting Design by Ken Harrelson, Choregraphy by Kenneth Jenkins and the beautiful costumes were provided by Malabar Costume Rental in Canada.