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Musical of Musicals: The Musical!

In this satire on musical theatre, one story becomes five musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form.

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Category: Musical
Company: City Theatre
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Musical of Musicals: The Musical!

Date: 10 Oct 2019

June is an ingenue who can’t pay the rent and is threatened by her evil landlord.

Will the handsome leading man come to the rescue? 

In this satire of musical theatre, one story becomes five musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form: a Rodgers & Hammerstein version, set in Kansas in August, complete with a dream ballet; a Sondheim version, featuring the landlord as a tortured artistic genius who slashes the throats of his tenants in revenge for not appreciating his work; a Jerry Herman version, as a splashy star vehicle; an Andrew Lloyd Webber version, a rock musical with themes borrowed from Puccini; and a Kander & Ebb version, set in a speakeasy in Chicago. 

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