By Suzanne Weiss/Director of Public Relations
MANITOWOC, Wis. — Silver Lake College music student Kevin Sievert of Manitowoc took a hiatus from classes when the opportunity to perform with Milwaukee’s Skylight Music Theatre came up.
Sievert will be singing the role of Pish-Tush, a noble lord, in “Hot Mikado,” a swinging version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operetta, “The Mikado.” The show, which runs Sept. 29 through Oct. 15, opens the Skylight season.
“Hot Mikdao” is set in a 1940s nightclub and incorporates big band, swing, gospel, blues and jazz.
“This is an incredible opportunity for Kevin as a performer, and I’m excited that audiences in the greater Milwaukee area will get to hear him sing,” said Emily Davis, instructor of vocal music at Silver Lake College. “Kevin has a bright future ahead of him and I know this is the first of many professional productions for him.”
Sievert performed the role of Pish-Tush in “The Mikado,” during the Silver Lake College Music Department’s Spring 2017 Opera Workshop, directed by Emily Davis.
He also was winner of the summer 2016 “Lakeshore’s Rising Stars” singing competition in Manitowoc.
PHOTO: Kevin Sievert, far right, performs the role of Pish-Tush in Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta, “The Mikado,” during Silver Lake College’s Spring 2017 Opera Workshop, directed by Emily Davis. Photo by Suzanne Weiss/Silver Lake College