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Kiss Me Kate

6 December 2012 14,806 views No Comment

I like this style: play within a play. Layer up the characters and the story and the costumes for good, easy fun. This production at the Old Vic is totally enjoyable, there’s humour in the dialogue and the slapstick, there are excellent dances and the scene changes & props are smart.

There’s bunches of well known names associated with this production, Adam Garcia is the one I know best and I did enjoy his solo moments a lot. My favourite number was Too Darn Hot it was awesome – great moves, great solo pieces, great chorus moments. There were parts of the play that I found a bit screechy, and there were quite a few numbers that I found repetitive; repetitive in lyrics, choreography and performance. But mostly I thought it was a nice bright show.

The atmosphere at the Old Vic was charming too and I give full credit to the associate director dude who came on to tell us about a major cast change. I hope he pursues a career in the UN because with a few well crafted phrases he turned a potentially bad situation (lead & understudy actresses unavailable) into a rallied cause that we were all fully supporting. Big jazz hand bravo to that man.

They’re saying it’s sold out; I’m saying I bought tickets four hours before the performance on their website. So if you wanna, you canna. *jazz hand wave*

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