Larry Carpenter
The Mikado
The Mikado
Huntington Theatre Company: Peter Altman, Producing Artistic Director
North Shore Music Theatre: Jon Kimball, Producer
"The Mikado is about Victorian England, imperfectly disguised in Japanese kimonos, parading around in front of a funhouse mirror. Larry Carpenter's deft production capitalizes on this fact by setting [the show] in a Victorian theatrical warehouse where a compay is rehearsing The Mikado – and where the onstage conflicts reflect offstage personal realities."
The Boston Globe
 
"A grand night.... [The] dynamic duo of Larry Carpenter and Daniel Pelzig continue to improve on their partnership, with a sense of teamwork so seamless it's difficult to see where the direction and choreography converge. While Carpenter is a master of music a large cast around the stage, Pelzig adds extraordinary grace to each actor's moves."
The Boston Herald
 
Director Larry Carpenter and choreographer Daniel Pelzig have rethought practically the entirety of this familiar show, bringing to nearly every scene, song, movement and gesture a freshness of imagination blended with due respect for both the original meanings of the text and for the unbroken performance tradition that has kept The Mikado on the stage for 110 years."
The Patriot Ledger