Canberra Philharmonic Society’s new production of The Mikado left the opening night audience spellbound! With outstanding performances from the talented cast, some of the most amazing voices in Canberra, wonderful choreography, a remarkable live orchestra, beautiful costumes and astonishing lighting and effects, The Mikado is absolutely guaranteed to give you an extraordinary night out! Audience members were in hysterics over the updated lyrics – where no one is safe – everyone from Big Brother to Peter Costello got a mention. This is a show that truly appeals to all ages. Limited run – only until 21st March. Book your tickets now at ticketing.philo.org.au or 624 PHILO (74456). (No hidden booking fees or extra charges). Don’t miss this truly remarkable production!
Canberra Philharmonic Society
Thursday 5th March til Saturday 21st March, 2009
This hilarious comic opera delighted audiences when excerpts were performed at last week’s
Bushfire Appeal Concert at the Canberra Theatre!
The premier musical theatre company that first brought Gilbert & Sullivan to Canberra Audiences over fifty years ago returns to its roots in this lively, traditional (but updated!) version of the best loved G&S show. With some of Canberra’s finest voices, fan-work to dazzle and amaze and stunning costumes this is one show every G&S lover will not want to miss. A stellar line up of local performers star in this production – including perennial G&S favourite, Peter Dark as “Pooh-Bah”, Jo McGrail-Bateup as “Ko-Ko”, Ken Goodge as “Pish-Tush” and even the Philo President himself who plays “The Mikado”. Two brilliant newcomers to Philo – Grant Pegg and Robyn Collins star as the love birds Nanki-Poo & Yum-Yum. Judith Colquhoun as Pitti Sing and Erika Tolano as Peep-Bo, along with Robyn, make up the Three Little Maids and Miriam Miley-Read is in her element as Katisha. The Mikado is blessed with a very talented supporting cast and ensemble, which includes many current and past ANU School of Music students. With such well known songs as Three Little Maids From School Are We, A Wand’ring Minstrel I, Mi-ya Sa-ma and of course Willow, Tit-Willow the audience are promised a night of fun, wholesome entertainment. The Mikado, directed by Barbara Denham, with Musical Director Andrea Clifford and Choreographer Emma Tattam, plays from 5 to 21 March at Erindale Theatre, McBryde Crescent, Wanniassa.For more information and to purchase tickets online – visit ticketing.philo.org.au or alternatively phone 624PHILO (74456) Erindale Theatre, McBryde Cres, Wanniassa.
Thurs 5th – Sat 7th March at 8pm. Thurs 12th – Sat 14th March at 8pm. Wed 18th – Sat 21st March at 8pm.
Matinees Sat 14th & 21st March at 2pm &
introducing a Special Seniors Matinee Wed 11th March at 11am in the lead-up to Seniors Week.
Ticket prices range from $28-$45