Department of Theatre, Dance, and Motion Pictures

Hot Mikado

Academic Year: 
2014-15
Date(s): 
Friday, October 23, 2015, 12 am
Location: 
Festival Playhouse

Hot Mikado explodes with a cavalcade of musical styles: gospel, blues, rock, swing, and jazz. The show is a swing-era musical comedy in the best tradition of shows like Guys and Dolls and Anything Goes; where the three little maids sing like the Andrews Sisters, Nanki-Poo sounds like Michael Bublé, and the Mikado is a tap dancing Cab Calloway. "Aw, if Gilbert and Sullivan could see me now," he muses in the midst of his big number. hilarious, exhilarating, entertaining, and fun; it is sure to have you on your feet.

Set in the mythical village of Titi-Pu, the plot remains roughly the same as in the classic Gilbert & Sullivan operetta:  centering around young lovers Yum-Yum and Nanki-Poo, who want to be married. But alas, Yum-Yum is betrothed to her guardian Ko-Ko  - the Lord High Executioner. When the powerful Mikado decrees that Ko-Ko must execute someone within the next 30 days in order to keep his job (and his life), Nanki-Poo agrees to be killed--if he can spend his last 30 days.

 


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