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Score: 8.5/10  [1 review]
3 out of 5
ProdID: 516 - Hot Mikado ... Limited Time Only
Performed by PNBHS and PNGHS

Hot Mikado ... Limited Time Only
31 March - 9 April 2005

Hot Mikado ... Limited Time Only product reviews

Sizzling Satire at the Speirs! - PC this show ain't!!

Senior students from PNBHS and PNGHS will set the Speirs Centre alight (no pun intended!) at the end of March with the colourful swing/jazz/gospel fusion which is HOT MIKADO. Featuring well known numbers such as Three Little Maids From School and Tit Willow, this take on Gilbert and Sullivan's original preserves the melodies and storyline while setting them in the 1940s and feasting on the costume, musical arrangements and dance styles of that era.

Hot Mikado is not a politically correct show! It delights in poking the borax at just about everyone - politicians, bureaucrats, the Americans, the Japanese-and perhaps all of us who take ourselves too seriously at times!

The cast will feature two members of the N.Z. Secondary Schools' Choir: Simon Kersten as Koko, the conniving and much put upon Lord High Executioner of Titipu; Hannah Darroch plays Katisha, the ageing, raging Diva frustrated by the attempts of the citizens of Titipu to keep her from ensnaring toyboy Nanki-Poo (Clinton Lauridsen). Thwarting her plans is the delectable Yum-Yum (Nickee Stephenson) assisted by her two mischievous schoolgirl sisters Pitti-Sing (Nicola Trotter) and Peep-Bo (Olivia Howan). Laid-back in a bloodthirsty kind of way is the Mikado (Yogesh Patel), the emperor of Japan. Nick Ross as Pooh-Bah is the pompous personification of overbearing bureaucracy and Willy Marshall is the manipulative Pish-Tush.

The 15 piece jazz band has been in rehearsal since October 2004 and includes students from Awatapu College, PNGHS and PNBHS plus some adults. Cast and Band have been in rehearsal since October 2004.

The season:
Thursday March 31 : 7.30pm
Friday April 1 : 1.00pm PNBHS only matinee
Saturday April 1 : 7.30pm
Monday April 4 : 7.30pm Understudies performance **
Tuesday April 5 : 4.15pm Matinee **
Wednesday April 6 : 7.30pm
Thursday April 7 : 7.30pm
Friday April 8 : 7.30pm
Saturday April 9 : 7.30pm

Adults $15
Student/school age $8
Family 4 seat pass (Maximum 2 adults) $40

Adults $12, Students $6 these two shows only. Bookings open now.

All other shows, bookings open March 7.
Payment by Cash, Cheque or EFTPOS
Manager: Heather Dearlove
Ph (06) 354 5176 extn 781 : Fax (06) 354 5175
Email: dearloveh@pnbhs.school.nz

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Review by: cheekiedrakie (Yvan)
Dated: 9th of April, 2005

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This Review: 8.5/10
Score 8 out of 10
Value for Money:
Score 9 out of 10
See it Again:
Score 8 out of 10
Enjoyment Level:
Score 9 out of 10

An AWESOME display of performance art ability , not that I would expect any less from another PNBHS production directed by the Legendary Chris Burton. This was a magnificent piece of work, months in the making, but the overall product was... WOW! Orchestrated mostly by the PNBHS Stage Band, conducted by the one and only Trevor Castle. With the sound for HOT MIKADO done by Audio Progress of Palmerston North, the sound quality was nothing short of excellent.
All round excellence with few faults, making the average score 8.5. But if I ever hear the words 'Oh Willow, Tit Willow, Tit.......Willow' again in my life it will be humorously too soon.
(You had to have seen the show to get it, sorry)

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