Like musicals? Hate musicals? You’ll love this!
Take one standard-issue plot (snarling landlord demanding rent from damsel in distress) and stage it five ways, satirizing the signature style of famous musicals. That’s the recipe for this energetic pastiche, which lovingly lampoons Rodgers and Hammerstein (Oklahoma!), Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd), Andrew Lloyd Webber (The Phantom of the Opera, Cats), Kander and Ebb (Cabaret), and Jerry Herman (Hello, Dolly!), among others. If you are love classic musicals, you will giggle at the exceedingly clever references both musical and verbal. But if you grew up on modern pop (or punk), you may find yourself wondering why other folks are laughing at an in joke you didn’t quite get. Charming performances from a well-chosen quartet of locals: Michael R.J. Campbell, Martha Omiyo Kight, Jerry Lee and Jessica Goldman, plus Erik Daniells on keyboard.