HOT MIKADO

book and lyrics by David H. Bell
musical concepts and arrangements by Rob Bowman
based on THE MIKADO by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Directed by Kate Warner**
Musical Direction by Todd C. Gordon
Choreography by Kelli Edwards
MAY 2 - 22/2010

Love and life in full swing.

In the mythical village Titi-Pu, where flirting is illegal, a young rocker on the run from his over-eager fiancée is searching for the woman who stole his heart. Unfortunately, she has already been promised to her much older guardian. A series of seemingly fool-proof plans are hatched, only to be foiled by the merciless Mikado. This snappy adaptation of a classic musical by Gilbert and Sullivan has tunes and styles ranging from jazz and swing to gospel and blues. In this zany world full of colorful characters, flash, and fun, there is no telling what a wink will get you and who will ultimately steal your heart.

“Hot Mikado is all out fun with Gilbert and Sullivan. This clever adaptation adds swing dance and sizzling jazz to a beautiful tale about duty and love.” 
KATE WARNER, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

“Hugely entertaining! Supremely clever…especially outstanding.” 
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

Photo: The Cast of “Hot Mikado”. Photo by Andrew Brilliant/ Brilliant Pictures

Running Time: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including intermission.
McCaela Donovan*

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McCaela Donovan*

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MCCAELA DONOVAN* returns to New Repertory Theatre after performing in Assassins, Amadeus, and Hot Mikado. She has performed locally with ArtsEmerson, Huntington Theatre Company, American Repertory Theater, Gloucester Stage Company, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Lyric Stage Company, SpeakEasy Stage Company, Company One, Stoneham Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Festival, and Reagle Music Theatre. She has performed nationally with Primary Stages, New York Musical Theatre Festival, and Children’s Theatre of Sioux Falls. She received a BFA in Musical Theatre from Ithaca College, an MA in Theatre Education from Emerson College, and an MFA in Acting from Brandeis University. She has worked or taught with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Boston Conservatory, Emerson College, Dean College, Emmanuel College, and Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts. Ms. Donovan currently serves as Assistant Director of the Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre.

*member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
**member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, an independent national labor union
***member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829