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Gilbert & Sullivan's - The Mikado

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Repeats every day until Sunday, April 24, 2016 .

Thursday 7:30pm; Friday 1pm &8pm; Saturday 8pm; Sunday 2:30pm

Wealthy Theatre

1130 Wealthy SE
Grand Rapids MI 49506

The most famous Gilbert & Sullivan musical comedy, The Mikado, premiered in London in 1885.  It was the Victorian era with Queen Victoria on the throne.  Now, 131 years later, The Mikado is still being performed around the world.

The musical follows English society’s many types of characters including the son of the Mikado who has run away to avoid having to marry an older woman who is part of the Royal Court.  He becomes a street musician and falls in love with a young lady.  However, this young woman’s guardian, a simple tailor, will not allow the marriage because he wants to marry her himself.  Things are complicated when the tailor is promoted to the rank of Lord High Executioner.  He doesn’t want to execute anyone, but must do so or the position will be eliminated with the city losing its status, being demoted to that of a “village”.  Silliness ensues as the characters deal with their situations.  And all the while, the Grand Poo-Bah (an English bureaucrat) tries to leverage it all for his personal profit.    The Mikado is a well-written, well-sung, hilarious account of the characters’ doings as they collide with the conflicting rules of Victorian England.

Show times are:

Thursday April 21st  at 7:30pm

Friday April 22nd   at 1pm and again at 8pm

Saturday April 23rd   at 8pm

Sunday April 24th   at 2:30pm


Tickets are $18 for Adults, $15 for Seniors, and $9 for Students.

For the April 22nd   Friday Matinee at 1pm all seats are $9.

Tickets can be purchased in person or by phone from the Wealthy Theatre Box Office between 2 and 7pm (616-459-4788  Extension 131).  Tickets can also be purchased online at or at the door on the day of the show.

Event Type: Arts-Entertainment 

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