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Shrek – The Musical

I love walking into a theatre and having that wall of sound hit me. There’s a special murmur before every theatre show, a mix of happiness and anticipation.

Here l am waiting for the show to start.

The stage was awash with the greens of a forest. Kudos to the staging, and lighting, crew; another great stage. Everything PLOS do is to a high standard.

PLOS (Peninsula Light Operatic Society) are a stalwart at Frankston Arts Centre and l never miss one of their shows. The production was superb with excellent singing and dancing. Special mention goes to Will Sayers who starred in the title role. A cameo by Ruby Molnar, as young Fiona, was a showcase for someone to watch in the future and Aidan Niarros almost stole the show with his portrayal of the Machiavellian Farquaad.

Praise also to the orchestra. Live music always adds something special to a show and these musicians were superb too. All in all a great production from a company that keeps producing the goods.

So, what about the musical itself. This was my first viewing and it will be my last. I’ve had offers before to see it and l knocked them back because it didn’t sound interesting. Walking out yesterday all l could think of was a great production of a show l didn’t really like. It’s a bit hit and miss for me and l will leave it for those who enjoy it and there were many fans there yesterday. I’m in the minority and that’s okay

It would be boring if we all liked the same thing.

Shrek the musical – Frankston Arts Centre Dec 31-Jan 09.

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Books and musicals, love them both.

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