Sunday, September 29, 2019

Hot Mikado is a jazzy fun night in San Francisco

The San Francisco cast knocked it out of the park! The production by 42nd Street Moon on opening night had the crowd buzzing. 

The first time Don and I saw the Hot Mikado was at the Westport Country Playhouse, in Westport, Connecticut back in the late 90's. The musical was more opera-like back then. This current adaptation by David Bell and Rob Bowman is much more contemporary and fun! The updates to the Gilbert and Sullivan songs are fresh and at times quite funny.

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.

Enjoy a full evening in San Francisco with dinner after the show at one of two amazing restaurants which are just steps from the theatre, literally right across the street 5A5 Steak Lounge or Kokkari both offer amazing food and cocktails. Plus, bonus....there is plenty of free parking on the street!

42nd Street Moon's production of HOT MIKADO runs from September 25 – October 13, 2019, and will perform at San Francisco’s Gateway Theatre (215 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111).  Tickets range from $31 - $72 and can be purchased through the Box Office at (415) 255-8207 or online at

42nd Street Moon’s 2019-2020 season:
SCROOGE IN LOVE! (December 4 – 23, 2019)
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (February 26 – March 15, 2020)
THE PAJAMA GAME (April 15 – May 3, 2020)
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (the 1981 Musical) (May 13 – June 14, 2020)
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (the 1934 Play) (May 20 – June 7, 2020)

The 2019-2020 season also includes the inauguration of two ambitious new programs: the BACK-TO-BACK SERIES and THE SONDHEIM SWEEP.

42nd Street Moon celebrates and preserves the art and spirit of the American Musical Theatre. The
organization contributes to its evolution and continuing vitality by presenting intimately produced
performances of classic and rarely performed musical works. Through productions, educational
programs, and community outreach, 42nd Street Moon is committed to increasing the awareness and
appreciation of the rich heritage and cultural perspective of the musical theatre and its vast influence
on the world stage. For more information, visit

Let me know if you go to the show!!