EASTER will be sizzling with red-hot gospel, swing, blues and jazz when Ringwood Musical and Dra-matic Society stages Hot Mikado.

Based on the classic Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Mikado, you may find the story and tunes familiar – but they’ve been brought right up to date in a funky, contemporary style, and the story of mismatched love is definitely played for laughs in a fictional Japanese city.

How about a rock-god ‘Wan’dring Minstrel’, ‘Three Little Maids’ in the style of The Andrews Sisters, undesirables eliminated from a ‘Little List’ with a revolver or the coolest cat of a Mikado you’ve ever seen?

Directed by Chrissie Peckham with musical direction by Jonathan Spratt Hot Mikado guarantees a high-energy show.

It’s at Ringwood School Theatre from Tuesday, April 15, to Saturday, April 19.

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