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Compleat Gilbert And Sullivan, The
Mikado, The
Series Description

The Compleat Gilbert and Sullivan was a monthly series of popular operettas that premiered March 21, 1984. Programs included: IOLANTHE, HMS PINAFORE, PRINCESS IDA, THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD, THE GONDOLIERS, TRIAL BY JURY, THE MIKADO, RUDDIGORE (starring Vincent Price and Keith Michell), THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, THE SORCERER, PATIENCE, COX AND BOX.

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. is the series host. The series aired from 1984 to 1987. Series release date: 1984

Program Description

Beheadings, live burials, forced exiles, desperate betrothals and secret love pacts are only a few of the perfectly hum-drum situations that get a deliciously whimsical twist in Gilbert and Sullivan’s celebrated operetta, “The Mikado.” Sharing the stage with Nanki-Poo, Yum-Yum, Ko-Ko and Pooh-Bah, William Conrad stars in this witty satire of all things English, set in Japan.



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Performance for a Live Audience
Performing Arts
Chicago: “Compleat Gilbert And Sullivan, The; Mikado, The,” 12/07/1983, GBH Archives, accessed October 3, 2023,
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