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Hot Mikado

September 29–October 15, 2017

Past Show

Audience Information

Cultures collide in this swinging hot version of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado, set to big band, jazz, blues and gospel music. It’s a hilarious tale set in a land where outrageous laws sentence people to death for nearly any indiscretion.

Hot Mikado is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Based on "The Mikado" by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Originally Produced at Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C., Frankie Hewitt, Producing Director


Cast & Crew

Cast

Katisha – Jamecia Bennett
Peep-Bo
– Christie Burgess
Pooh-Bah
– Ryan Cappleman
Ensemble
– James Carrington
Ensemble– Shawn Holmes
Ensemble– Sean Jackson
Ko-Ko 
– Chris Klopatek
Nanki-Poo
– Michael Penick
Ensemble– Carmen Risi
Yum-Yum
– Rana Roman
Pitti-Sing
– Alexis J. Roston
Pish-Tush
– Kevin James Sievert
The Mikado
– Peter Sipla
Ensemble– Ava Thomann
Trumpet
– Tom Schuleter
Trombone
– Kyle Samuelson
Alto Sax, Flute, and Clarinet
– Curt Hanrahan
Bass
– Tom McGirr
Drums and Percussion
– Michael (Ding) Lorenz


Crew

Director – Austene Van
Music Director
– Michael Duff
Conductor
– Tim Lenihan
Scenic and Lighting Designer
– Sarah Brandner
Sound Designer
– Zack Berinstein
Production Stage Manager
– Daniel J. Hanson
Costume Designer
– Brian Hemesath
Choreographer – Garry Q. Lewis

Press & Reviews
News & Media

Reviews

  • The most energetic, funny, toe-tapping musical comedy you’ll ever see...new sassy, brassy energy.
    The Chicago Reader
  • Highly entertaining!
    The Chicago Tribune