Monday and Tuesday

November 13 & 14, 2017

Union Memorial Church


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Auditions for “Il Mikado”

Troupers is please to announce auditions for Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular operetta, “The Mikado,” on November 13 & 14, 2017 at Union Memorial Church, 58 Church St, Stamford, Ct, from 7 to 10 pm. The show will be directed by Kevin Miller with music direction by Eric Kramer.

“Il Mikado” is “The Mikado” with character and place names changed form Japan to Milan. All music and dialog is otherwise unchanged. All roles are open. Auditioners for chorus members and leading roles are welcome. For further information, contact or

To audition, please prepare 2 songs in English in operetta style. They need not be from the show, but songs from the show are suggested below. An accompanist will be provided. Be sure to bring sheet music in the correct key.

Those auditioning for chorus need only sing part of one song of your choice. Just bring sheet music for the accompanist. We won’t make this hard: we really want you to join us!


Cast of Characters


Voice part


Suggested songs

Il Ducato (The Mikado) Bass Emperor of Milan A more humane Mikado
Niccolù  (Nanki-Poo) Tenor His son, in love with Amiam A wand’ring minstrel I
Coco (Koko) Comic baritone Lord High Executioner of Milan Taken from a county jail; Tit Willow
Poobà (Pooh-Bah) Bass/baritone Lord High Everything Else Young man defer
Piccia Tuccia (Pish-Tush) Baritone A noble lord Our great Mikado
Amiam (Yum-Yum) Soprano In love with Niccolu The sun whose rays
Pizzi (Pitti-Sing) Mezzo Sister of Amiam Sit with downcast eye
Pippa (Peep-Bo) Soprano Sister of Amiam The sun whose rays
Catiscià (Katisha) Contralto An elderly lady in love with Niccolu Alone and yet alive

Chorus of School-girls, Nobles, Guards

Notes on the vocal score, 1.01

This is the Schirmer edition with the new character and place names inserted in the dialog (and songs.) The following songs have some new lyrics:

  • #1 If you want to know who we are
  • #5a As someday it must happen (little list)
  • #11 With aspect stern (small changes)
  • #16 Entrance of the Mikado (now in Latin instead of Japanese)