A new musical adaption of “The Mikado” is opening this weekend at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People.
“Hot Mikado” stars 24 teen performers who will lead audiences through a tale of east meets west, set in the imaginary Japanese village of Titi-Pu.
In a land where outlandish laws sentence people to death for almost any indiscretion, jazz, and the blues, and gospel are spoken fluently. Hot Mikado weaves a tale of hilarious proportions and despite the life or death stakes, characters still find time to tap their toes and do their fair share of scatting.
Directed and choreographed by Cheyenne Schroeder, the production runs February 28 to March 2 at the Shaw Performing Arts Centre.
Showtimes are tonight and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.