OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

‘The Mikado’ Has Return Engagement

09/18/2008

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University’s production of “The Mikado,” will return for three performances starting Oct. 3.

“The Mikado” will be performed beginning at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3-4 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at Withycombe Hall, 2901 S.W. Campus Way, Corvallis.

Tickets are $14, $10 for seniors and $7 for students, and are available at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre and at the University Theatre box-office in Withycombe Hall on the OSU campus. For ticket information, call 541-737-2784.

“The Mikado” features some of Gilbert and Sullivan’s best-loved songs, including “The Flowers That Bloom in the Spring,” “A Wandering Minstrel I,” “Here’s a How de Do,” and “Three Little Maids from School.”

According to director Charlotte Headrick, this is the sixth time the play has been produced at OSU since it debuted in 1909. The 1927 production included a tour of Oregon logging camps.

The choreographer for the production is Megan Matthes, assisted by her students Ashley Selvey and Cassie Allen. The scene designer is George Caldwell, the music director is Joseph Prather and the costume designer is Kim Decker. Richard Poppino serves as music consultant.