Contact: Wendel Sloan at 575.562.2253
PORTALES--Eastern New Mexico University will host the production of “The Mikado” by Gilbert and Sullivan at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17 through Saturday, Feb. 19 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20 in Buchanan Hall in the Music Building on the Portales campus.
Tickets are available Thursday, Feb. 3, at the ENMU Music Building box office. Ticket prices are: $7 for an adult, $6 for senior citizens, $5 for high school students and under, and $4 for ENMU students with ID.
According to Jean Ornellas, professor of music, the ENMU production tells the story of Japanese exchange students on spring break at Matagorda Texas. Yum-Yum, daughter of a Japanese oil magnate and Mikado, has been betrothed by her parents to Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner. However, Nanki-Poo, the Mikado’s son (who ran away from home and is travelling through Texas incognito) and Yum-Yum met and fell in love when he was a visiting professor of music theory at her school. All of the students are looking forward to actually meeting the Mikado, who will be coming to view his oil holdings and to oversee a scheduled execution by Ko-Ko who, sadly, has difficulty even killing a fly.