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2176362 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2014-04-22 21:36:24.0 UTC 2014-04-22T17:36:24.000-04:00 all-male-cast-gender-bends-the-mikado-at-freefall-theatre published 2014-04-22 21:35:49.0 UTC 2014-04-22T17:35:49.000-04:00 things-to-do/stage DTI 119764225 Just what are you missing in your life? Is it Kabuki? Is it Las Vegas? Is it RuPaul's Drag Race? If so, Freefall Theatre in St. Petersburg has a combination of all three for you with an all-male staging of The Mikado, Gilbert and Sullivan's classic comic opera set in feudal Japan. Freefall's production stars local actor and drag performer Matthew McGee as Katisha the elderly lady, Larry Alexander as Pooh-Bah and Patrick Ryan Sullivan as the Mikado of Japan. The Mikado opens Saturday and runs through May 18 at the theater, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $29 to $44. (727) 498-5205; freefalltheatre.com. By Stephanie Hayes, Times Performing Arts Critic things-to-do, stage, date night, top-news All-male cast gender bends 'The Mikado' at Freefall Theatre SHAYESN WEK Weekend-Fullrun Not your father's 'Mikado' 21 wkmikado042414 Not your father's 'Mikado' 2014-04-24 04:00:00.0 UTC 2014-04-24T00:00:00.000-04:00 1 Freefall Theatre&#8217;s production of the classic comic opera The Mikado will feature an all-male cast. /resources/images/dti/2014/04/wek_mikado042414_12976703.jpg Courtesy of Scott Daniel and Eric Davis /resources/images/dti/rendered/2014/04/wek_mikado042414_12976703_4col.jpg/resources/images/dti/rendered/2014/04/wek_mikado042414_12976703_8col.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/StaffArticle/data/2014/04/22/119764225-all-male-cast-gender-bends-the-mikado-at-freefall-theatre StaffArticle things-to-do,date nightDate Nightthings-to-do,stageStageJust what are you missing in your life? Is it Kabuki? Is it Las Vegas? Is it RuPaul's Drag Race? If so, Freefall Theatre in St. Petersburg has a combination of all three for you with an all-male staging of The Mikado, Gilbert and Sullivan's classic comic opera set in feudal Japan. Freefall's production stars local actor and drag performer Matthew McGee as Katisha the elderly lady, Larry Alexander as Pooh-Bah and Patrick Ryan Sullivan as the Mikado of Japan. The Mikado opens Saturday and runs through May 18 at the theater, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $29 to $44. (727) 498-5205; freefalltheatre.com.things-to-do, stage, date night, top-newsthings-to-do, stage, date night, top-newsStephanie Hayes 380213 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-10-25 12:32:28.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:32:28.000-04:00 stephanie-hayes published Stephanie Hayes <p>Stephanie Hayes is the arts and entertainment editor for the <i>Tampa Bay Times</i>, directing features coverage and the <i>Times</i>' staff of critics. Previously, she was performing arts critic, covering plays, musicals, classical music, dance, comedy and more. She also blogs about fashion for the <i>Times</i>' style blog, <a href="http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/divas">Deal Divas</a>She started writing for the <i>Times</i> in 2003, covering everything from suburban politics to zoning to snack foods to Britney Spears. She wrote the <i>Times</i>' feature obituary column, Epilogue, and went on to work as a general assignment reporter, entertainment reporter and higher education reporter. She grew up near Cleveland and graduated from St. Petersburg College and the University of South Florida.</p> Times Arts and Entertainment Editor writers DTI 33744881 Stephanie Hayes is the arts and entertainment editor for the Tampa Bay Times, directing features coverage and the Times' staff of critics. Previously, she was performing arts critic, covering plays, musicals, classical music, dance, comedy and more. She also blogs about fashion for the Times' style blog, Deal DivasShe started writing for the Times in 2003, covering everything from suburban politics to zoning to snack foods to Britney Spears. She wrote the Times' feature obituary column, Epilogue, and went on to work as a general assignment reporter, entertainment reporter and higher education reporter. She grew up near Cleveland and graduated from St. Petersburg College and the University of South Florida. <p>Phone: (727) 893-8716</p><p>Email: <a href="mailto:shayes@tampabay.com ">shayes@tampabay.com</a></p><p>Twitter: <a href=" http://twitter.com/stephhayes">@StephHayes</a></p><p>Blog: <a href="http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/divas">Deal Divas</a></p> 1 Stephanie Hayes column sig /resources/images/dti/2016/06/Hayes_Stephanie_web_17341938.jpg EVE EDELHEIT | Times true templatedata/tampabaytimes/AuthorProfile/data/33744881-stephanie-hayes AuthorProfile 2012-10-25 12:32:28.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:32:28.000-04:00 <span style="display:none;" class="author vcard"><span class="fn">STEPHANIE HAYES</span></span><span style="display:none;" class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Tampa Bay Times</span></span><a rel="item-license" href="/universal/user_agreement.shtml">&#169; 2016 Tampa Bay Times</a><br /><br />Times Performing Arts Critic 2264549 2016-02-08 16:29:53.0 UTC 7 Months Ago cast-delivers-comedic-treat-at-jimmy-ferraros-studio-theatre things-to-do/stage Cast delivers comedic treat at Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre StaffArticle 2269889 2016-03-18 14:12:29.0 UTC 5 Months Ago review-sondheim-on-sondheim-at-freefall-captures-a-genius-in-song things-to-do/stage Review: 'Sondheim on Sondheim' at Freefall captures a genius in song StaffArticle 2261097 2016-01-13 15:49:09.0 UTC 7 Months Ago stage-planner-freefall-does-our-town-parsons-dance-performance-at-the-straz things-to-do/stage Stage Planner: Freefall does 'Our Town,' Parsons Dance performance at the Straz StaffArticle <p>Just what are you missing in your life? Is it Kabuki? Is it Las Vegas? Is it <i>RuPaul's Drag Race</i>? If so, Freefall Theatre in St. Petersburg has a combination of all three for you with an all-male staging of<i> The Mikado</i>, Gilbert and Sullivan's classic comic opera set in feudal Japan. Freefall's production stars local actor and drag performer Matthew McGee as Katisha the elderly lady, Larry Alexander as Pooh-Bah and Patrick Ryan Sullivan as the Mikado of Japan. <i>The Mikado</i> opens Saturday and runs through May 18 at the theater, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $29 to $44. (727) 498-5205; freefalltheatre.com.</p> falseruntime2016-08-30 05:44:11