SummerStage ’08 presents Jazzy “Hot Mikado”

East meets west in this sleek updating of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic set to toe- tapping music.  This colorful SummerStage ’08 production has a robust score, lively choreography and a talented cast.  Scorching torch songs, blues, gospel and rock set to 1940s style dance numbers bring the rowdy tale to life.  Director Kevin Quillinan has assembled the same production team that presented last year’s acclaimed “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”  “Hot Mikado” runs July 17-27 at Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach.

Set in a Japanese village, the boy meets girl misadventures begin when a wandering musician, Nanki-Poo, enters, looking for Yum-Yum, his true love.  Mayhem breaks out when he finds she is about to marry another.  The result is fast paced musical comedy infused with a large dose of swing and blues.

Appealing to those who love traditional musical comedy and to those who just like a good time, “Hot Mikado” is not to be missed.  Show days and times are July 17, 18, 19 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. and July 20, 26 and 27 at 1:30 p.m. 

Tickets are $16 with $8 student tickets.  Call the box office at 772-231-6990 or 800-445-6745 or visit the website at  This show is made possible through funding from the Richardson Family Foundation.



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