The Mikado 2006

July 15, 16, 2006

The concert weekend was intensely hot with the temperatures hovering around 100 degrees Fahrenheit.  For the first time ever, Jere Lantz agreed to allow the men to wear shorts, instead of the traditional long black pants for the concert.  The men were deeply grateful for the concession!

The cast for this concert production of The Mikado included:

The Mikado Christopher Michela
Nanki Poo Eric Mellum
Pooh Bah Waldyn Benbenek
Pish Tush James Ahrens
Ko Ko Matt Dolph
Yum Yum Amanda Broge
Pitti Sing Maggie Lofboom
Peep Bo Sarah Wind
Katisha Sandy Schoenecker

Women’s Chorus

Susan Ahrens, Mary Mescher Benbenek, Marlene Doll, Mary Gregory, Kathy Hering, Carol Manning, Holly MacDonald, Carol Parshall, Jo Pasternack, Susan Schoenecker, Julie Seykora, Brianna Sullivan, Rhea Sullivan, Jill Stanton,  Ruth Staus, Jean Van Heel, Kate Vang

Men’s Chorus

Alex Adams-Leytes, Mark Alt, Jim Brooks, Doug Dally, Ethan Edwards, Stephen Hage, Dean Laurance, Kris Lysne, Christopher Michela, John Nelson, John Orbison, Peter Parshal, Eric Pasternack

Rehearsal Accompanist

Jean Van Heel

Production Coordinator

Waldyn Benbenek

The following version of the “I’ve Got a Little List” song was performed by Mather Dolph, as Ko-Ko, at our 2006 Summer Concert performance of The Mikado. It was written by Mather Dolph.

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 some modern-day offenders who might well be underground,
And who never would be missed–who never would be missed!
There’s the chap who’s on his telephone while weaving down the road.
The folks who have to re-tell each Survivor episode.
The youth who keeps his IPOD turned on 7-24.
The folks who use one parking spot, and then a little more.
And just today I wouldn’t mourn the met’orologist.
I don’t think he’ll be missed–I’m sure he’ll not he missed!

And here’s a character with whom we all should have some gripes:
The crooked lobbyist. I’ve got him on the list.
And while we’re at it lets add politicians of ALL stripes.
They’d none of ’em be missed–They’d none of ’em be missed.
And I for one am fed up with those film and TV stars
Whose lives they think must be so much more int’resting than ours.
About whose love affairs and babies I don’t care a whit.
Send ALL of ‘em to Africa and drop ‘em in a “Pitt”.
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.