Theatre: Revival: May 18, 1931

Revived last week in Manhattan was the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta The Mikado, presented by Milton Aborn's Civic Light Opera Company. Oldtimers in the audience flinched when the curtain rose to reveal a meaningless shadowgraph sequence of Japanese town life, a very un-Gilbertian interpolation. But all was set right again when Howard Marsh stepped out and began to sing "Gentlemen, I pray you tell me."

A note of novelty is supplied by Hizi Koyke, a Japanese, as the opera's Yum-Yum. She is charming, has a good voice, but strangely enough the fact that she is...

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