REVIEW: Lyric Opera’s “The Mikado”

I reviewed the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s new production of “The Mikado” for The Kansas City Star.

I’m more of a “Penzance” girl myself (anyone raised on the Kevin Kline version would be) but “Mikado” is all fun, once you get past the steroetypes. The language itself is witty and amusing and takes multiple listens to get the joke; it’s always nice to have a challange. 400 words wasn’t enough to discuss all the quirk little touches that made this an enjoyable show.

Of course, “I’ve got a Little List” is often fantastic … especially when the “local drama critic” makes the -er- cut. They threw KS Governor Sam Brownback, that notworthy arts supportor, under the bus, too.

You can read it here, for a short time.

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