Musical (1986)


Musique: Rob Bowman
Paroles: David H Bell
Livret: David H Bell
Production à la création:

Picture a little town in Japan where flirting is punishable by death. Unsurprisingly, its citizens are finding the law rather, well... tiresome. They appoint Ko Ko, a lowly tailor, as Lord High Executioner, himself condemned for flirting and so not likely to execute anyone. Throw in the beautiful Yum Yum, her ardent admirer Nanki-Poo, errant son of the Mikado, and the man-eater Katisha, and you have one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most famous comic operas in all its wonderful absurdity.



Act I
Overture
"We Are Gentlemen of Japan" – The Gentlemen
"Wand'ring Minstrel" – Nanki-Poo and the Gentlemen
"And the Drums Will Crash" – Pooh-Bah and Ensemble
"Behold the Lord High Executioner" – Ko-Ko and the Gentlemen
"I've Got a Little List" – Ko-Ko and the Gentlemen
"Three Little Maids" – Yum-Yum, Peep-Bo and Pitti-Sing
"This Is What I'll Never Do" – Yum-Yum and Nanki-Poo
"I Am So Proud" – Pooh-Bah, Pish-Tush and Ko-Ko
"Let the Throng Our Joy Advance" – Nanki-Poo, Yum-Yum and Ensemble
"Katisha's Entrance" – Katisha
"For He's Gonna Marry Yum-Yum" – Pitti-Sing and Ensemble
"Hour of Gladness" – Katisha
"Finale/Act One" – Ensemble

Act II
Entr'acte
"Braid the Raven Hair" – Pish-Tush and Ensemble
"Sun and I" – Yum-Yum
"Swing a Merry Madrigal" – Nanki-Poo, Pitti-Sing, Yum-Yum and Pish-Tush
"Here's a Howdy-Do" – Nanki-Poo, Yum-Yum and Ko-Ko
"Mikado Song" – The Mikado and Ensemble
"Alone and Yet Alive" – Katisha
"Tit-Willow" – Ko-Ko
"Beauty in the Bellow" – Ko-Ko and Katisha
"Finale" – Ensemble
Playout

The Mikado, Baritone - The Big "Cat" of Japan
Nanki-Poo, Tenor - The Son of the Mikado
Yum-Yum, Soprano - The Ward of Titipu's Lord High Executioner
Pitti-Sing, Mezzo-Soprano - Yum-Yum's Sister
Peep-Bo, Soprano - Yum-Yum's Sister
Pish-Tush, Tenor - The "Coolest" Gentleman of Japan
Ko-Ko, Baritone - Lord High Executioner
Pooh-Bah, Bass - Lord High "Everything Else"
Katisha, Contralto - Spurned Elderly Suitor of Nanki-Poo
Also 6 gentlemen of Japan and 3 ladies of Japan

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Version 1

Hot Mikado (1995-05-Queen's theatre-London)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Sondheim Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)

Durée : 2 mois 3 semaines
Nombre : 101 représentations
Première Preview : jeudi 18 mai 1995
Première : mercredi 24 mai 1995
Dernière : samedi 19 août 1995
Mise en scène : David H Bell
Chorégraphie : David H Bell
Producteur :
Avec : Sharon Benson (Katisha), Lawrence Hamilton (The Mikado), Paul Manuel (Nanki-Poo), Ross Lehman (Ko-Ko), Richard Lloyd King (Pooh-Bah), Veronica Hart (Peep Bo), Paulette Ivory (Yum-Yum), Alison Jiear (Pitti-Sing), Neil Couperthwaite (Junior)
Commentaires : The production had been a success in Washington and other US cities (though it had not played Broadway) and came to London with some of the original cast. However it failed to catch on in the West End and closed after 12 weeks.

Version 2

Hot Mikado (2004-12-Upstairs at the Gatehouse-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Upstairs at the Gatehouse (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : samedi 18 décembre 2004
Première : samedi 18 décembre 2004
Dernière : dimanche 30 janvier 2005
Mise en scène : John Plews
Chorégraphie : Racky Plews
Producteur :
Avec : Erin Carter (Katisha), Richard Meek (The Mikado), Alex Browne (Nanki-Poo), Ben Farrow (Ko-Ko), Stewart Charlesworth (Pooh-Bah), Clare Reilly (Peep Bo), Clare Lomas (Yum-Yum), Louisa Copperwaite (Pitti-Sing), Claire Greenaway, Fiona Keats
Commentaires : This fringe production was highly praised indeed, especially for the choreography of Racky Plews and the performances of Ben Farrow and Richard Meeks. It was described as a “triumph” and “West-End worthy”.

Version 3

Hot Mikado (2005-02-Upstairs at the Gatehouse-London)

Type de série: Reprise
Théâtre: Upstairs at the Gatehouse (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : vendredi 18 février 2005
Première : vendredi 18 février 2005
Dernière : dimanche 20 février 2005
Mise en scène : John Plews
Chorégraphie : Racky Plews
Producteur :
Avec : Erin Carter (Katisha), Richard Meek (The Mikado), Alex Browne (Nanki-Poo), Ben Farrow (Ko-Ko), Stewart Charlesworth (Pooh-Bah), Clare Reilly (Peep Bo), Clare Lomas (Yum-Yum), Louisa Copperwaite (Pitti-Sing), Claire Greenaway, Fiona Keats

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