For a fun night in San Francisco, a visit to San Francisco's Gateway Theatre is a must. The tiny gem of a theater gives you a taste of SanFrancisco’s intimate theater culture. For the next two weeks, HOT MIKADO is being performed.
HOT MIKADO takes the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta masterpiece and amps it up with a killer jazz interpretation of the score performed by a multicultural cast who will have you dancing in the aisles.
Welcome to Titipu, a town turned upside down by the arrival of Nanki-Poo, a roving trumpet player looking for his lost love, Yum Yum. Before long, he's embroiled in the topsy-turvy machinations of Titipu's powers-that-be, with hilarious results.
The intoxicating jazz riff on Gilbert and Sullivan, HOT MIKADO features a book and lyrics adapted by David H. Bell, music adapted and arranged by Rob Bowman, and is based on "The Mikado" by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan was written in 1885. It's hard to beleive that this classic operetta was written over one hundred years ago!
The reinterpretations of Gilbert and Sullivan's songs are consistently clever and varied in style, while retaining the tunefulness and humor of the originals. The updates to the script keep the satire and hilarity of the original while creating a multi- and pan-cultural universe to play in.
42nd Street Moon's production of HOT MIKADO
September 25 – October 13, 2019
San Francisco's Gateway Theatre
215 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111