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.
HOT MIKADO CAST AND CREATIVES
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