The Mikado 2000

July 15, 16, 2000

The cast for this concert production of The Mikado included:

The Mikado Scott Benson
Nanki-Poo James Ahrens
Pooh-Bah Waldyn Benbenek
Pish-Tush Joe Andrews
Ko-Ko Matt Dolph
Yum-Yum Zoe Carroll
Pitti-Sing Mary Gregory
Peep-Bo Sara Gustafson
Katisha Lynne Hicks

Women’s Chorus

Mary Mescher Benbenek, Stephanie Brody, Melanie Cooperman, Kathy Hering, Lisa Horton, Holly MacDonald, Vivian McKewin, Jo Pasternack, Carol Paulsen, Julie Seykora, Rhea Sullivan, Evelyne Weinberg, Jean Van Heel, Susan Volkmer

Men’s Chorus

Jeremy Bierlein, Peter Erickson, Roger Evans, Stephen Hage, Dean Laurance, Warren Loud, Eric Pasternack, Richard Rames, Gordon Staff, Jim Streich

Artistic Director

Wendy Evans

Chorus Master

Steve Utzig

Dialogue Adaptation

Lesley Hendrickson

Rehearsal Accompanists

Darin Tynsdal, Jean Van Heel

The following version of the “I’ve Got a Little List” song was performed by Mather Dolph, as Ko-Ko, at our 2000 Summer Concert performance of The Mikado. It was written by Mather Dolph and Zoe Kuester.

As some day it may happen that a victim must be found,
I’ve got a little list–I’ve got a little list
Of Victorian offenders who might well be underground,
And who never would be missed–who never would be missed!
There’s the idiot who praises, with enthusiastic tone,
All centuries but this, and every country but his own;
All children who are up in dates, and floor you with ’em flat–
All persons who in shaking hands, shake hands with you like that–
And all third persons who on spoiling tete-a-tetes insist–
They’d none of ’em be missed–they’d none of ’em be missed!

And since execrable people weren’t found just in Gilbert’s time
We’ve got another list — we’ve got a newer list!
Of some modern day offenders who we’ve coyly put to rhyme
And who never would be missed–they never would be missed!
There’s the marketers who wait to phone ‘til dinner’s on the plate.
Appointments that you hightail to and then they make you wait.
The folks who talk on cell phones as they’re weaving down the road.
The sorry souls who memorize each Star Trek episode.
And that singular anomaly, the tenor soloist,
I don’t think he’ll be missed–I’m sure he’ll not he missed!

There’s the self-absorbed musician once know just as “The Artist.”
And the tobacco lobbyist – I’ve got him on the list.
And that woman in the newspaper — the gossip columnist.
I don’t think she’d be missed, I’m sure she’d not be missed.
And the billionaire computer nerd who doesn’t want to share.
The feather-boa-ed governor who’ll fight you on a dare.
And every misbehaving politician – you know who.
The task of filling in the names I’d rather leave to you.
But it really doesn’t matter whom you put upon the list,
For they’d none of ’em be missed–they’d none of ’em be missed!

Additional alternate lyric versions of the “Little List” song can be found on The Mikado page in our Gilbert & Sullivan Revised section of our website.