Mikado” now goes much more
briskly than it did on the first night. It only needed “closer” acting
performance to be absolutely faultless. It has not been found necessary
to make any important cuts in the dialogue, but the transposition of
one or two of the songs has brought about a considerable improvement.
Ko-Ko now sings his patter-song, “They’d none of’em be missed,” almost
immediately after his first entry, and Yum-Yum’s air, “The sun, whose
rays,” is given in the second instead of the first act.