The Mikado 2014


The Mikado

Watch the broadcast of Channel 30's Peninsula Backstage
featuring Co-director Evan Schaeffer, Music Director Joe Haletky, Properties Manager Sharon Beltracchi, Savoyards Vice-President Christina Krawec (Yum-Yum), Jennifer Basarab-Tung (Pitti-Sing), Madeleine Graham (Peep-Bo), Jeffrey Lampert (Pish-Tush), Jonathan Tilley (Nanki-Poo), and Carmello Tringali (Ko-Ko). Includes interviews and song numbers, "Brightly Dawns Our Wedding Day" and "Here's a How-De-Do".

Listen to the podcast of KZSU's Peninsula Report
featuring Directors Evan Schaeffer & Rachel Whalon, along with cast members Carey Phelps (Katisha) and Andrew Simchik (the Mikado). Includes interviews and song excerpts from "Miyasama" and "There is Beauty in the Bellow of a Blast".


Mikado2014 Wards of Koko
The Stanford Savoyards 92nd production, Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado, experienced record-breaking audiences! Over 2200 patrons attended the six shows in Dinkelspiel Auditorium in February 2014.

Cast List

Andrew Simchik as The Mikado of Japan
Jonathan Tilley as Nanki-Poo (The Mikado's Son)
Carmello Tringali as Ko-Ko (Lord High Executioner of Titipu)
Geoff Schaeffer as Pooh-Bah (Lord High Everything Else)
Jeffrey Lampert as Pish-Tush (a Noble Lord)
Christina Krawec as Yum-Yum (a Ward of Ko-Ko)
Jennifer Basarab-Tung as Pitti-Sing (a Ward of Ko-Ko)
Madeleine Graham as Peep-Bo (a Ward of Ko-Ko)
Carey Phelps as Katisha (an elderly Lady, in love with Nanki-Poo)

Chorus of School-girls, Nobles, Guards, and Townspeople
Jean Doten, Hilary Heiman, Jan Heiman, Rachel Herbert, Chingju Hu, Gavrielle Lent, Sara McCardle-Blunk, Sara McGuffey, Jessica Miyasaki, Joanne Newman, Jennifer Rettick, Karunya Sethuraman, Sabrina Sonner, Barbara Sonner Weissman, Brian Chin, Rustin Crandall, Matthew Ewer, Ruslan Iskhakov, Ulf Nobbman, Mikael Peterson, Colin Raab, Graham Roth, David Skurnick, Mike Stunes, Terry Weissman, and Eric Wilson


Production Staff

Amanda Robertson, Producer/House Manager
Chris Large, Producer/Technical Director/Lighting
Rachel Whalon, Stage Director/Graphic & Costume Designer
Evan Schaeffer, Stage Director
Joe Haletky, Vocal/Music Director
Doreen Finkelstein, Stage Manager
Kyle Arrouzet, Assistant Stage Manager
Erica McCay, Set Designer
Melanie Broida, Prop Designer
Sharon Beltracchi, Prop Manager
Karin Raab, Publicity Manager

Slideshow images from the performance were taken by Suszi Lurie McFadden of Fuzzy Beastie Photography.


Mikado 2014 Show Poster

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