So, on Saturday (yes the most recent Saturday) I was invited by a friend (Ok lets call him Arc Angel. If you're reading this, the name suggestion you gave, doesn't work! LOL!) Arc Angel to a musical theatre production which was held at Monash University. It was a production by the Monash Performing Arts Club. Since I do love theatre (was active for 3 years during my Uni times in theatre production) I couldn't say no to him. So just some recap of the theatre and if there was another run, I would definitely watch it again. So let me shoot.
The show was called 'Dude, where's my lamp?' and it certainly did stick up to its name. The theatre was a musical mash up of different famous Disney princess and non-princes characters plus lots of women power! I mean girl power! There were boy power too. Nice ones too. Ok, back to the show, so since it was a mash up, that's how the story becomes interesting. Just a question. How do you actually do a mash up of all the Disney characters? Well, honestly, the script writer cum director did an excelente job! The story revolves around Genie travelling to different places to find his lamp.
The storyline goes around certain characters with this kind of situations:
I guess every girl (or guy) would certain 'rub Genie's lamp' just to get a wish since he's so buff! Can I get my wish Genie?
How could Aladdin be so innocent in making sandwiches for his ever hungry Jasmine? Like seriously?
Who would have thought that Ariel would actually fall in love with Prince Eric who had his first kiss while 'breaking his back' on a mountain?
Flyn Rider is such a playboy until the ever innocent Rapunzel fell for him. Maybe it was her 1st time?
Talk about being manly enough, no one can ever challenge Mulan in that field. Hello, never try to do a hand wrestle with her! But she's forever General Shang's little darling. Now I'm guessing is she.....?
Ursula is the sexiest witch I've ever seen! Plus she sure caught Gaston's pistol. Wonder how good is he at shooting?
Talk about having weird fetish needs, if you're out of chest hair or even any hair, sorry guys, but Belle would definitely shoot you down. Beast is her only fur ball. Wait fur ball or balls?
Not forgetting, Wikipedia did help a lot in finding the lamp plus Matrix made a comeback.
From the start until the end, the only thing I couldn't do was yawn! It was hilarious, almost spontaneous, creative, weird, illogical, full of fantasy but just great. Ok, you would definitely ask, was it so perfect? Well of coz there was some flaws here and there. I mean, lighting could have work out better, audio was major, props could be more, costumes needed a touch of creativity, but having said all this, even if everything was good but the story wasn't it would be bad as well. But for this, the storyline was great so that's more important. Plus its not a competition or a blockbuster theatre production. That aside, the cast was good too. Some were pretty good and the surprising thing is, they actually recorded the songs not all but some of it themselves. So that's pretty original and at least they can sing, otherwise it won't be a musical any more would it? Lol. Another thing that made it so fun and great to watch was not only the humour that they incorporated but the crudeness of the show! It was full of sexual stuff which makes it more good. Haha. It was totally 18SX above but there were like 4 kids in there. Hope they don't get it. hahaha. Besides what's a joke without a little sex right? =p
Anyway, I have totally no regrets before and after catching the show. It was well worth it and I would totally recommend others to catch it if there was a 3rd, 4th, etc run. Based on creativity and freshness plus originality, 3 and a half stars out 5 would be the answer with a note on the side, "A must watch!"
Below are some pics which were taken by Arc Angel's ever awesome phone. Haha.
|Ticket to the show. Creativity awesomeness.|
|Ariel and Genie. Love the transformation of Ariel into a human.|
|Jasmine Jasmine. She's giving Aladdin a 'hard' time.|
|Mulan is the guy! I mean girl.|
|General Shang and the boys.|
|Gaston and the sexy Ursula.|
|Belle and her big fur ball, Beast.|