Melbourne Showtime

by John on October 11, 2010

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Hairspray Musical Theatre Production Melbourne.

In just 2 weeks time we travel to Melbourne for what will be a very hectic 11 days of hard, yet fascinating work. On our busy agenda are reviews of theatrical productions of Mary Poppins, showing at Her Majesty’s Theatre and Hairspray at the Princess Theatre. In between each show we have a lot of photography work lined up in and around Melbourne, but personally are eagerly anticipating that these two productions will be the highlight of our Melbourne sojourn.

Having seen each movie many, many times over, each show will be familiar yet different as all stage productions are. Take Mamma Mia for example, each had it’s own fans yet watching a live performance is usually a very rewarding experience, even for those not addicted to stage productions. Personally, there is nothing that comes close to the theatre. To see the props, costumes and actors in the flesh is so much better than the celluloid take.

Anyway you can soon read our reviews and thoughts on both shows and hopefully people in other Aussie cities will get the opportunity to see each show once the Melbourne seasons are over. I don’t know if Hairspray can pull it off after watching John Travolta portray Tracy’s mother Edna on the big screen, but will wait for the day before forming an opinion regarding that one. The original Broadway production of Hairspray ran for something like 6 years and picked up 8 Tony awards including “best Musical”, so we should be in for something special.

May Poppins on the other hand will probably be one of the real classics. Apparently the costumes are superb and the entire production first class from beginning to end. Can’t wait!


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