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The Savoyaires company brings back 'The Mikado' in October

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Welcome back Yum Yum, Nanki-Poo, Pish-Tush and Pooh-Bah. Because the oft quoted “Mikado,” Gilbert & Sullivan’s delightful take on a pretend, absurd world, returns to Chicago’s North Shore the second and third weekends in October.

Staged by the Savoyaires, “The Mikado” is the noted G&S company’s 49th production. However, don't expect traditional setting or costuming. Director Elizabeth Margolius has moved the scene to the 1940s and is giving it more of an international and Western flavor.

Under the music direction of Timothy Semanik, audiences are likely to leave the show singing “A Wand’ring Minstrel I” “Let the Punishment Fit the Crime,” “Tit-Willow,” or “Three Little Maids from School.”

Named for London’s Savoy Theatre, the Savoyaires company was started by Chicago Symphony Orchestra principal cellist Frank Miller and writer Lilias Circle in 1964. In 1980, the group became the first company in the United States to do all 14 of G&S’ operettas.

Details: “The Mikado” is at Chute Middle School Auditorium, 1400 Oakton St., Evanston, IL 60202. Tickets: adults $15-$25, children $10-$20. For tickets or more information visit Savoyaires and call 847-563-0155.

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