Erica Spyres (Yum-Yum) and cast of The Mikado at The Lyric Stage. Photo by Mark S. Howard
The Mikado, music by Arthur Sullivan, libretto by W.S. Gilbert
Directed by Spiro Veloudos
Lyric Stage Company, 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA
September 9 – October 13
Reviewed by Craig Idlebrook
It is rare to see good actors overacting, over-annunciating and mugging the audience to ring out every laugh. It is even rarer to enjoy every minute of it. In the Lyric Stage Company’s staging of Gilbert and Sullivan’s the Mikado, you get the delicious treat of both.
If you have never seen a Gilbert and Sullivan play, then now’s the time to get initiated with this production. Continue reading