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Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)
14 Nov, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
June, an ingénue who can’t pay the rent, is threatened by her evil landlord. Will the handsome leading man comes to her rescue? In an evening of variations on a theme, this basic plot is musicalised the way Rodgers & Hammerstein might have envisioned it, taking place in Kansas in August, complete with a ‘dream ballet’.
The story is then done in the style of Sondheim, featuring the landlord as a tortured, artistic genius who slashes the throats of his tenants in revenge because they don’t appreciate his art. When presented a la Herman, the story becomes a splashy star vehicle and in the style of Lloyd Webber it’s a rock musical, with ‘borrowed’ themes from Puccini. The story is re-told one last time in the style of Kander & Ebb, set in a cabaret in Chicago.
Author: Joanne Bogart and Eric Rockwell
Venue: Koorliny Arts Centre
Theatre Company: Koorliny Arts Centre
Show Dates: November 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 8pm, and November 14 and 21 at 2pm.
Director: Kate McIntosh & Allen Blachford
MD: Kate McIntosh