Saturday, 1 November 2008
Spontaneous Broadway, Nov 1, 2008 ***
Where and When: Spiegeltent, Victorian Arts Centre, Saturdays 4pm, Nov 1, 8, 15, 29, Dec 6, 13, 2008
Reviewer: Kate Herbert on Nov 1, 2008
SPONTANEOUS BROADWAY is an improvisational musical format created in the US and based on the promotion of new musicals by a cheesy Broadway producer (Russell Fletcher).
At the Spiegeltent you can see a totally original musical comedy each week when four performers (this week featured Julia Zemiro, Geoff Paine, Scott Brennan, Rebecca De Unamuno) hit the stage as stereotypical music theatre darlings.
Audience contribute possible song titles that the cast improvise with accompaniment by pianist, John Thorn. The show I saw boasted such titles as, Ikea is the Gutter That Drains My Happiness from a new musical called Kvaaaart, a story about marriages that are broken in that Swedish furniture labyrinth. Plenty of laughs.
By Kate Herbert