New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players to Present The Mikado at BJU

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Greenville, S.C. (February 27, 2013) – Bob Jones University is pleased to host the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players (NYGSP) as they present The Mikado in Rodeheaver Auditorium on the Bob Jones University campus on March 7–9 at 7 p.m.

The NYGSP has performed for more than 35 years and is now America’s pre-eminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company.

This will be the third time the NYGSP has performed at BJU. “During their first two times here, the audience loved the performances,” says Dr. Darren Lawson, dean of the School of Fine Arts and Communication. “I’m confident that their upcoming production of The Mikado will be a huge success.”

The Mikado’s brilliant satire and unforgettable songs poke fun at the British bureaucracy of the late 19th century and their half-baked schemes to solve Great Britain’s social problems. In their most popular operetta of all time, Gilbert & Sullivan also masterfully mock the then-current rage over all things oriental through the use of caricatures like Ko-Ko, Nanki-Poo, and the beautiful schoolgirl Yum-Yum.

Tickets can be purchased as www.bju.edu/tickets or by calling Program & Productions at (864) 770-1372.

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