If you are a musical theatre buff, you know all your Broadway hits, and you have a sense of humour, you need to get your tickets for the UJ Arts & Culture production, Forbidden Broadway.
Forbidden Broadway makes its debut in good ol' Jozi at the UJ Con Cowan Theatre, Bunting Road Campus this month, and this off-broadway musical satire is sure to tickle your funny bone and make you bend over with laughter. It was conceived and written by Gerard Allessandrini, and now our Naledi award-winning duo Greg Homann and Rowan Bakker have decided to entertain the Jozi theatre peeps with this intelligent and witty production.
Let's not lie, we all love the good old classic musical theatre pieces; Phantom of The Opera, The Lion King, Chicago, Annie, Mamma Mia and Les Misêrables, to mention only but a few, but we all love a good laugh too, and this was surely provided for in this very minimalistic and performance-driven show. Nobody died and nobody sang a never-ending solo
Now, just relax, if you have not seen all the magical broadway hits mentioned, that's fine too, because the whole show was composed to be very self-explanatory. The lyrics, the costumes, and the performances by some of the cast of members, make sure you get the joke. It was fun to watch, it wasn't too long, (which is sometimes, okay always, a problem), nobody died and nobody sang a never-ending solo that pulls at your heartstrings.
A special mention goes out to the choreographer and performer, Clint Lesch, who gave a great performance and kept the audience's attention on his very expressive face and great singing voice.
You have to go see this show, and you can catch it Tuesdays to Saturdays from 15 May 2012 to 26 May 2012 at 7.30pm. Book at Computicket
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