Under the direction of Lori Turner, the students of the Renaissance Youth Opera Theatre perform a hilarious and "hot" update of Gilbert and Sullivan's perennial classic, The Mikado.  Set in Japan, the town of Titipu has a problem- Ko-Ko, the town’s executioner has been sentenced to death for flirting. Hot Mikado takes the classic Gilbert and Sullivan tale and updates it to 1940s big band style, weaving a hilarious tale, where, despite life-or-death stakes, characters still find time to tap their toes and do their fair share of scatting. This “curtain-raiser” musical comedy will feature our youngest cast members. Auditions are open to all performers grades 2- 12. Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song of their choice and bring sheet music in the proper key.  An accompanist will be provided. You may be asked to read from the script. Audition appointments are required. Audition Dates are: Sept. 8 from 11:00-3:00 PM and Sept. 9 from 1:00-4:00 PM and will take place in Theatre 166. To schedule an appointment, or for more information, please contact Linda Chambers at


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