Skylight Music Theatre presents Hot Mikado

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Skylight Music Theatre presents…

Hot Mikado

September 29 - October 15, 2017
Book and Lyrics Adapted by DAVID H BELL
Music Adapted and Arranged by ROB BOWMAN

Based on "The Mikado" by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Originally Produced at Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C.
Frankie Hewitt, Producing Director
Hot Mikado is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Synopsis Summary

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.


“The most energetic, funny, toe-tapping musical comedy you’ll ever see” and praised its “new sassy, brassy energy.” - The Chicago Reader

“Highly entertaining!”- The Chicago Tribune

Who’s Who

Directors & Designers

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


Character Actor
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