This is the definitive piece of musical theatre for musical theatre lovers. Back to back bangers all about the world and life of musical theatre. They begin the show with a self-deprecating song on opening numbers before going on to sing about ‘super fans’, ‘swings’, ‘divas’ and stars. Every song is catchy, well written, expertly performed and doesn't give you a second to catch your breath before heading into the next number.
The definitive piece of musical theatre for musical theatre lovers
Jennifer Caldwell, Sev Keoshgerian, Rhiadan Marc, and Julie Yammanee all deliver undeniably professional standard performances with their dance, singing, and acting. They tackle countless characters with ease and slip in and out of being leading parts and support with every song. Their voices are all exceptional as each of them gets at least one song to show off what they are truly capable of. And their what they are capable of is astounding. Sev Keoshgerian for instance has to perform an entire song pretending he is sick, whilst also sounding incredible and it doesn’t mean nothing that this song had the audience in stitches.
Much of the credit for the brilliance of this show must go to Alexander S. Bermange. The music is stupendously catchy; as I left the show I could be heard singing ‘I love musicals, musicals’ under my breath over and over again. The lyrics are side-splittingly hilarious with the audience being in hysterics throughout. The music is so well tailored to the audience, they know they’re going to be getting in, that every joke lands and every song is understood and appreciated for the genius that it is.
The direction and choreography by Matthew Parker is outstanding. Each routine the performers do is clean and funny and leaves us feeling completely safe in the knowledge that every move will be hit. The stage is used to its fullest and although there are only ever five people on a huge stage at one time it never feels empty.
This returning show has countless years ahead of it as I can see it becoming a timeless classic with musical theatre ‘superfans’ and everyday supporters alike. It is delightfully charming yet tremendously funny and is relatable to anyone who loves musical theatre.