Stone’s Throw Theater is gearing up to present its next big production, Gilbert and Sullivan’s, “The Mikado.”


Stone’s Throw Theater is gearing up to present its next big production, Gilbert and Sullivan’s, “The Mikado.”

In a mythical Japan, Ko-Ko, a cheap tailor, has been appointed Lord High Executioner and must find someone to execute before the arrival of the ruling Mikado.
Enter Nanki-Poo, a strolling minstrel who loves the beautiful Yum-Yum, Ko-Ko's ward. But Yum-Yum is betrothed to Ko-Ko, and Nanki-Poo, seeing no hope for his love, considers suicide. Ko-Ko offers to solve both their problems by executing Nanki-Poo.

They reach an agreement whereby Ko-Ko will allow Nanki-Poo to marry Yum-Yum for one month, at the end of which Nanki-Poo will be executed, in time for the arrival of the Mikado.
But Nanki-Poo is more than what he appears to be and the arrival of the Mikado brings all the threads of the tale together.

The cast features:
• The Mikado — Richard Merriman II
• Nanki-Poo — Kevin Nolte
• Ko-Ko — John Tsangaris
• Pooh-Bah — Daniel Burkett
• Pish-Tush — Trent Bauer
• Yum-Yum — Cheyla Navarre
• Pitti-Sing — Olivia Donell
• Peep-Bo — Deborah Stevens
• Katisha — Roberta Shilane
• Wi-Ting — Julia Oney
• Pe-Koe — Jennifer Brothers

Performances will be held on June 28, 29, 30 and July 1 and July 5, 6, 7 and 8, at Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, 796 South Stone Lane, west of Carthage on Old Route 66.
For dinner shows on Thursday-Saturday doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and show begins at 7:30 p.m. Sunday performances, doors open at 12:30 p.m., dinner at 1 p.m. with show beginning at 2 p.m.

Prices are:
• $25 for adults,
• $22 for seniors over 55,  
• $22 for youth (13-18),
• $13 for children (6-12),
• $22 for Students with ID,
• Children 5 and under are free.
• $18 opening night for Veterans with ID
Groups of 10 or more should call the theatre for prices. Reservations can be made by calling the theatre at 358-9665. Online, contact stonesthrow@ecarthage.com.

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