Hot Mikado For Sydney’s North

Hot Mikado For Sydney’s North

Now in its 66th year, there’s no luckier time for Chatswood Musical Society to transport audiences to Japan than for fast paced jazz comedy Hot Mikado from 22 September to 1 October at The Independent Theatre, North Sydney.

Cultures glide and collide in Rob Bowman (music) and David H. Bell’s (lyrics) hilarious and "hot" updating of Gilbert and Sullivan classic, The Mikado.

Featuring popular musical tunes such as “Three Little Maids” in fully-fledged Andrews Sisters style and big band song and dance numbers, Hot Mikado promises to be a night of fun for the whole family.

The musical sees characters navigate life-or-death stakes while still finding time to tap their toes and scat a tune. Japanese culture meets 1940s America in a land where outlandish laws sentence people to death for almost any indiscretion, and jazz, the blues and gospel are spoken fluently.

“Packed full of funny plot twists and quirky characters, Hot Mikado will be a fun night of message-free theatre; just pure enjoyment for enjoyment’s sake. The musical is such a clever updating of the original 1885 Gilbert and Sullivan production, audiences will love the high energy routines, slap stick comedy, and lots of visual gags,” said director Declan Moore.

“Many previous productions have staged Hot Mikado on a large company scale, but I've always felt the show would work best with a small ensemble of talented players. We’ve made an intimate production and - without giving too much away - been quite contemporary with our gender casting!”

Photographer: Alan Roy.

22nd September - 1st October, 2017

Friday 22nd September - 8pm Saturday 23rd September - 2pm & 8pm Wednesday 27th September - 8pm Friday 29th September - 8pm
Saturday 30th September - 2pm & 8pm Sunday 1st October - 2pm

The Independent Theatre, 269 Miller St, North Sydney.


Director/Choreographer - Declan Moore

Musical Director - Andrew Bartle

Co-Choreographer - Stephanie Edmonds

Stage Manager - Will Hall

Production Manager - Donna Fitzgerald

David Verdejo - Ko-Ko

Rachael Gillfeather – Katisha

Tish Keleman - The Mikado

Blake Lovely – Nanki-Poo

Nina Marsh - Yum-Yum

Alisia Jedrzejczak - Pitti-Sing

Rachel Hertz - Peep-Bo

Karen Oliver - Pooh-Bah

Eamon Moses - Pish-Tush

David Thompson - Onstage Vocal Group

Sarah Morrisby - Onstage Vocal Group

Damien Schmitt – Onstage Vocal Group

Melissa Trickey - Onstage Vocal Group

Skye Hodges - Featured Dance Ensemble + Dance Captain

Matilda Hamilton - Featured Dance Ensemble

Zoe Stewart - Featured Dance Ensemble

Rebecca Savage - Featured Dance Ensemble

Arnold Andrews - Featured Dance Ensemble

Ty Arnott – Children’s Ensemble

Kristian Babian – Children’s Ensemble

Mariah Gonzalez – Children’s Ensemble

Abby van Balkom – Children’s Ensemble 

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