Book and Lyrics Adapted by
David H. Bell Music Adapted and Arranged by
Based on The Mikado by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
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
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
designers and directors alike.
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Originally approached by legendary author/director George Abbott to pen the score for The Pajama Game, Frank Loesser turned it down, but recommended his two protégés Richard Adler and Jerry Ross for the job.