The Musical Of Musicals: The Musical! Sound Theatre, Swiss Centre, Londonmore...
by RHODA KOENING for the Independent
Its intended audience is not simply fans of musicals, but those who chuckle at a quotation and shriek at a paraphrase. In five sketches, a simple plot ("I can't pay the rent"; "You must pay the rent"; "I'll pay the rent") is dramatised in a patchwork of snippets from the shows of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Jerry Herman, Kander and Ebb, Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber, with mood and milieu suited to the songwriter.
published: April 4, 2006