Video: Gilbert and Sullivan’s Mikado
The College has recently received the following complete, albeit unpolished, video of the Thomas Aquinas College Choir’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Mikado this past spring:
The performance, which took place on April 25 under the direction of Daniel J. Grimm (’76), marked the final event of the 2013-2014 St. Vincent de Paul Lecture and Concert Series. Starring in the operetta were Sean Donnelly (’17) as Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner; Andrew Meluch (’15), as the Mikado, or emperor of Japan; and Jack Grimm (’15) as his son, Nanki-Poo. Other key performances include Sara Smilie as Ko-Ko’s beautiful ward and fiancée, Yum-Yum; Carmel Richard, (’15) as the elderly Katisha; and Benedict Coughlin (’15) as Pooh-Bah, an arrogant Japanese nobleman. Members of the choir filled out the rest of the roles, including the chorus, while student musicians made up the orchestra.