HOT MIKADO – May 2018

GILBERT AND SULLIVAN’S COMIC MASTERPIECE IS UPDATED WITH THE SWINGING SOUNDS OF 1940S JAZZ AND BLUES!

Williamstown Musical Theatre Company is proud to present HOT MIKADO running from the 18th to 26th May 2018 at the Centenary Theatre, Williamstown for 6 performances only!

 

Nanki-poo, returns to the Japanese town of Titipu to claim his lover, Yum-yum – only to find she is betrothed to her guardian Ko-ko, the Lord High Executioner of Titipu. Nanki-poo is, in fact, the son of the Mikado who has fled his father’s court to escape from Katisha, an elderly lady of the court who has accused him of the capital crime of flirting. Ko-ko, meanwhile, finds himself in need of a sacrificial victim since the Mikado has noted that he has not fulfilled his quota of executions. When Katisha arrives in search of Nanki-poo, and Mikado himself follows in search of his son, the town is thrown into panic and confusion. Can true love win out.

 

Cultures glide and collide in this hilarious and ‘HOT’ updating of Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Mikado’. Hot Mikado weaves a snappy and fun packed tale where despite life or death stakes, characters still find time to tap their toes and sing their troubles away. 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.

 

PERFORMANCE DATES

Friday 18 May at 8pm
Saturday 19 May at 8pm
Sunday 20 May at 2pm

 

Thursday 24 May at 8pm
Friday 25 May at 8pm
Saturday 26 May at 5pm

Early Bird Ticket Prices

On sale from Friday 23 February. Purchase your tickets by Thursday 15 March and save $5.00 per ticket!

 

    • Full – $40.00
    • Concession† – $36.00
    • Child (16 & under) – $36.00
    • Group (10+) – $36.00

 

Standard Ticket Prices

From Friday 16 March tickets will revert to the following prices.

 

    • Full – $45.00
    • Concession† – $41.00
    • Child (16 & under) – $41.00
    • Group (10+) – $41.00

† Applies to holders of: Student Card, Pensioner Concession Card, Health Care Card or Senior’s Card.

 

Production Managers –  Jayson Fry
 Marcus Cassidy-Anderson
 Patricia Chetcuti
Director –  Tyson Legg
Musical Director –  Norm Anderson
Choreographer –  Ashley Tynan
Costume Design –  Erinn Ferry
 Felicity Mawson
Costume Assistants –
Wig Mistress –  Robyn Stewart
Make-Up Design –
Lighting Design –  Vanessa Burke
Lighting Operation –  Vanessa Burke
Specialty Lighting –  Jack Neill
Multimedia Support –
Sound Design –  LSS Productions
Sound Operator –
Sound Effects Operator –
Radio Mic Technician –
Scenic Artist –  Stuart Dodge
Set Design –  Stuart Dodge
Head of Set Construction –
Set Construction –
Properties Manager –  Patricia Chetcuti
Properties Assistants –
Stage Manager –
Assistant Stage Manager –
Backstage Crew –
Flyer / Program Design –  Nathan Toovey
Photography –  Gavin D Andrew
Marketing & Publicity –
Program Coordinator –  Patricia Chetcuti
‘Jack’ of All Trades –  Jack Neill
Bar, Ushers and Usherettes –