The Mikado

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Presented by Victorian Lyric Opera Company and Fitzgerald Theatre at F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, Rockville MD

Jun 09 - Jun 18, 2017

The Mikado

This comic two-act opera by Gilbert & Sullivan follows the son of the Mikado (the emperor of Japan), disguised as a wandering minstrel as he woos his beloved and attempts to evade both of their would-be spouses.

This convoluted plot and delightfully clever score make for a hilarious criticism of the 19th century British elite. Gilbert & Sullivan wrote The Mikado in 1885 when England was experiencing a craze for all things Japanese as a result of the opening of trade with Japan. Gilbert & Sullivan looked to the East in writing this biting satire of Victorian England and used Japanese characters to represent the British Monarchy’s scions of society. Although the opera takes place in Japan, it is not an

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Tickets may be purchased through the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre box office at 240-314-8690 or online HERE.  The box office is open Tuesday through Saturday, 2pm – 7pm.

Adults: $28

Seniors: $24

Students: $20

All tickets for opening night, June 9th, are just $14.


Contact: 301-576-5672


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Additional time info:

There will be a free pre-show lecture in the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre social hall before the June 10th performance. The June 11th performance will be a community outreach matinee, featuring backstage tours and family activities starting at 12:45pm in the lobby.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre

603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville, MD 20851

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There are two, large, FREE, lots located at the Civic Center. You may park in the lot behind the theatre, or in the lot between the theatre and Glenview Mansion.


    • Assisted Listening System
    • Wheelchair Access

Limited Accessible Parking is available in front of the theatre. There is also room to drop off patrons in the drive outside the main entrance. Additional handicapped parking is available in the lot

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