Williamstown musical Hot Mikado opening night notches rave reviews

Williamstown musical Hot Mikado has notched rave reviews, including a glowing endorsement from Hobsons Bay Mayor Angela Altair, following opening night at the Centenary Theatre on May 18.

“Funny, highly entertaining musical theatre. I thought the dancing was terrific, it was exuberant and the stage was fantastic. We’re so lucky to have such high quality music theatre on our doorstep,” said Cr Altair.

The show impressed its opening night audience with a colourful performance, with casting and vocals given notable mentions, making the musical well placed to deliver on what Director Tyson Legg promised to be a surprisingly funny show with incredibly catchy music.

“The arrangement of the Gilbert and Sullivan tunes are incredibly smart. If you are an old school G&S fan, you’ll recognise the melodies, you’ll recognise the lyrics, they’re just brought to life in a different way,” said Mr Legg.

Hot Mikado is the latest instalment from the Williamstown Musical Theatre Company and the production is a ‘HOT’ updating of Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Mikado’, which weaves a sharp witted, fun-filled tale where characters croon their troubles away.

Set in a fictionalised Japan, at a time when outlandish laws sentence people to death for almost any indiscretion, it is the language of jazz, gospel and the blues that is spoken most fluently.

Performance Dates
Friday 18th May at 8pm
Saturday 19th May at 8pm
Sunday 20th May at 2pm
Thursday 24th May at 8pm
Friday 25th May at 8pm
Saturday 26th May at 5pm

Ticket Prices
Full – $45.00
Concession† – $41.00
Child (16 & under) – $41.00
Group (10+) – $41.00
†Applies to holders of: Pensioner Concession Card, Health Care Card and Senior’s Card.

For more information on the show and for ticket bookings, visit the Williamstown Musical Theatre Company website or call 1300 881 545.

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