2010 “The Mikado”

The most musically sure-footed of any Savoyard production I’ve seen to date…..witty, efficient direction…. The undeniable quality of ensemble and the richness of its sound filled the Carolina Theater, and convinced me, from early on, that this show was in good hands.

— Byron Woods, The Independent Weekly

Alan Riley Jones was recognized in the category of Best Musical Direction for 2010 by The Independent Weekly for the Durham Savoyards’ production of  The Mikado.

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Production Staff

Producers: Sarah and David Nevill
Director and Choreographer: Derrick Ivey
Music Director: Alan Riley Jones
Set and Lighting Designer: Chris Bernier
Assistant Director: Evelyn McCauley
Stage Manager: Donna Cavallo; Assistant: Ben Morgan
Costumers and Costume Designers: Diane Woodard and Karen Guidry
Assistants:Lyle Bass, Sara Chase, Jan Harris, Dorothy Smith, Joan Wittmann
Hair & Make-up Designer: Pam Guidry-Vollers
Makeup Team: Lyle Bass, Richard Dideriksen, Teme Levbarg
Props Designer and Manager: Kara John Assistant:Katherine Zeph
Graphics: Katherine Zeph and Evelyn McCauley
Set Building: Joe Cohn and Bobby Cameron
Assistants: Erin Conn, Tracy Delius, Richard Dideriksen, Greg Gittings, Mary Guy, Houston Horn, Brittany Huie, Janell Lovelace, Jennifer Fusaro, Teme Levbarg, Doug Mackenzie, Meaghan Martin, Mike Miller, Ben Morgan, David Nevill, Sarah Nevill, Daryn O’Shea, Richard Palmer, Ronald Rahn, Scott Sino, Bruce Stewart, Shiangtai Tuan, Ben Wagner
Technical Advisor, Warehouse and Storage Manager: Charles Guidry
Paint Design: Tony Alderman
Running Crew: Joe Cohn, Tracy Delius, Charles Guidry, Meaghan Martin, Ben Morgan, Bruce Stewart
Production Photograph: Derrick Ivey
Publicity: Sarah Nevill with Diane Woodard
Program: Katherine Zeph Assistants: Stephen Davis, Sarah Nevill, Paula Scotland
Videographer: Michael J. Hale
Cast Ticket Sales: Cathy Lambe
Rehearsal Accompanists: Betty Romani, Kaori Maeda

Stage Cast


The Mikado of Japan Richard A. Palmer (understudy: Daryn O’Shea)
Nanki-Poo his son Steven Lumpkin(understudy: Erin Conn)
Ko-Ko Lord High Execution of Titipu Stuart Albert (understudy: Steve Dobbins)
Pooh-Bah Lord High Everything Else Jim Burnette (understudy: Bobby Cameron)
Pish-Tush a Noble Lord Michael Rowe (understudy: David Smith)
Three sisters, wards of Ko-Ko:
Yum-Yum Keely Freeman Phillips (understudy: Mary Elisabeth Hirsh Miller)
Pitti-Sing Erin Moorman (understudy: Kimberly Hirsh)
Peep-Bo Katie Weeks (understudy: Sarah Miller)
Katisha an elderly lady Kate Farrar (understudy: Brittany Huie)

Stage Chorus

Soprano Mary Elisabeth Hirsh Miller, Pam Guidry-Vollers, Kim Kingsley, Janell Lovelace, Sarah Miller, Megan Colborn, Mary Guy, Ruth Winecker
Alto Mary Ann Freedman, Karen Gray, Kimberly Hirsh, Brittany Huie, Pam Kadzielawski, Cathy Lambe, Adrienne Richter
Tenor Erin Conn, Steve Dobbins, Mollie Moses O’Dell, Pat Roos, Paula Scotland, Shiangtai Tuan
Bass Bobby Cameron, Houston Horn, Daryn O’Shea, Scott Sino, David Smith, Chris Woodbury


Royal Chorus

Soprano Nga Le, Donna Smith
Alto Kay Bailey, Cathy Burt, Saki Kinney
Tenor Carolyn Coolidge, Sandy Gerli, Hugh Mace, Nick Staffa
Bass Ray Clark, Matt Dees, Ronald Rahn



Co-Orchestra Managers: Deanna Chou Lim and Tanner Lovelace

Violin I: Ruth Johnsen, Emily Bruestle, Polly Harris
Violin II: Ray Ubinger, Margueritte Cox
Viola: Kathleen Krull, Ruth Ellen Loyer
Cello: Andrea Hale, Caroline Iantosca
Bass: Tanner Lovelace
Flute: Joanna Sisk-Purvis, Diana Cherry
Oboe: Nancy Wilson
Clarinet: Paul Cherry, Shirley Violand-Jones
Bassoon: Charlie Gragg
French Horn: Sandy Svoboda, Amy Symons Jones
Trumpet: Bruce Klitzman, Hank Van Deventer
Trombone: Jeep Morrison, Christina Thompson, Megan O’Malley
Percussion/Timpani: Bill Hayes


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