Carousel

Borimg. Static production. It was like going to a concert interspersed with a few dance numbers.

The voices were quite good and the acting was fine, when the actors were allowed some opportunity to act. We know the dancers are great, but the dance numbers did not give them much scope.

Given the subject matter and its relevance today, surely an updated version could have been considered?

We left at intermission.

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About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to Carousel

  1. keithhpotter says:

    I am not typically a fan of musicals so it has to be special (like Sound of Music, this year) to get my interest.
    This wasn’t special.
    The singers puzzled me. They had powerful, operetta-style voices, but were miked. With the microphones, they could have provided more interesting, subtle interpretations of the songs – but clearly weren’t encouraged to do so.
    Oh well, we didn’t waste a full evening on it.

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