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#094: Forbidden Broadway @ PAL Theatre

January 16th, 2010 by Mary Leong

Currently listening to: “Aside” – The Weakerthans

Forbidden Broadway

One and a half hours of madcap Broadway spoofs later, my Saturday is officially made. Under the direction of Ryan Mooney, Fighting Chance Productions did an absolutely phenomenal job of this collection of (in my opinion) musical theatre staples – after all, what’s Broadway if you take yourself too seriously? I was positively howling with laughter at the Les Misérables parody (featuring a positively spacey Cosette and a two-minute summary of the three-hour epic), and the Spamalot segment is…quite something. Broadway personalities are definitely not spared either; Liza Minelli, Barbra Streisand, and Mandy Patinkin all fall under Gerard Alessandrini’s razor wit and perfect rhymes. My only grouse? The lack of a Spring Awakening parody…now that one’s just absolutely hilarious- and dare I say it, catchier than the original…

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