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Joint Forces Journal

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VOL. 24 - NO. 45
DEC 8 - 15, 2019
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OAKLAND, CA 94661-0283

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TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: S.F.'s 42nd Street Moon to Present Intoxicating Jazz Riff "Hot Mikado"

Sep 06, 2019
San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon will kick off its 2019-20 season on September 25 with its production of "Hot Mikado," the intoxicating jazz riff on Gilber and Sullivan. It features a book and lyrics adapted by David H. Bell, with music adapted. and arranged by Rob Bowman.

“The world of classical music, opera and operetta has long been fertile ground for jazz, swing, and gospel arrangements,” said Co-Executive Directors Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, “and HOT MIKADO is one of the most successful adaptations out there. The reinterpretations of Gilbert and Sullivan’s songs are consistently clever and varied in style, while retaining the tunefulness and humor of the originals; and the updates to the script keep the satire and hilarity of the original while creating a multi- and pan-cultural universe to play in. HOT MIKADO appeals to fans of Gilbert & Sullivan, jazz, and musical theatre in equal measure, and our cast and creative team are simply off the charts!”

The cast of HOT MIKADO will feature Christine Capsuto-Shulman* as “Peep-Bo,” Kelly Houston* as “Poo-Bah,” Michelle Ianiro as “Katisha,” Jean-Paul Jones as “Nanki-Poo,” Janelle LaSalle* as “Female Ensemble,” Lindsey Meyer as “Female Ensemble,” Mike A. Motroni as “Male Ensemble,” Vinh G. Nguyen as “Male Ensemble,” Jon-David Randle as “Pish-Tush,” Nick Rodrigues as “Male Ensemble,” Aime Shapiro* as “Pitti-Sing,” Branden Noel Thomas* as “Mikado,” Lucca Troutman as “Yum-Yum” and Jaron Vesely as “Ko-Ko.”

"Hot Mikado" runs through October 13, 2019 and will perform at San Francisco's Gateway Theatre (215 Jackson St.). Tickets can be purchased through the Box Office at (415) 255-8207 or online at


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