Book and Lyrics Adapted by
David H. Bell Music Adapted and Arranged by
Based on The Mikado by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivanms
2 Acts, Book Musical, Thru Sung / Operetta, Rated G
West End Version (1995)
Gilbert and Sullivan's comic masterpiece is updated with the swinging sounds of 1940's jazz and blues
Cultures glide and collide in a hilarious and "hot" updating of Gilbert and Sullivan's perennial classic The Mikado.Hot Mikado weaves a hilarious tale where despite life or death stakes, characters still find time to tap their toes and do their fair share of scatting.
In a land where outlandish laws sentence people to death for almost any indiscretion, jazz, and the blues, and gospel are spoken fluently. Hot Mikado weaves a tale of hilarious proportions and despite the life or death stakes, characters still find time to tap their toes and do their fair share of scatting. Find out what happens when the clean lines and color of Japanese design combine with the big band sights and sounds of popular American song and dance!
An indescribably wonderful opportunity for a culturally diverse organization, the musical is rich with intricate vocal lines that are ideal for a skilled group of vocalists. Because of its singular juxtaposition of Japanese culture with 1940s style, this show can prove just as yummy for visionary scenic designers and directors alike.
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The first musical to feature murder as an essential ingredient of the plot was Rose-Marie in 1924, in which a fur trapper was falsely accused of a killing.