Lysistrata: The Disco, Vaudeville, Rock ‘n’ Roll Musical – Aurora/ WCSU 4 Stars **** - One4Review
one4review | On 04, Aug 2013
Over the years the Fringe has been graced by this company crossing the pond from America to stage their adaption of historical pieces and given the twist of making into a musical extravaganza.
The classical story of Lysistrata is the chosen storyline this time, the tale of how she persuaded the women of Greece to withhold themselves from husbands and lovers in order to force peace negotiations, a ploy that obviously worked.
The cast of twenty plus were excellent without exception and as usual there were some amazing singing voices, the set was simple but excellently dressed, and the original music by Sal Trapani enjoyable and fitting to the styles in this title.
Trapani is also the writer, director and producer of the piece and his creativity is certainly done justice by this extremely talented young cast. They can sing and dance, tap, and the routines are well drilled. You can also expect some stage fighting and puppets to add to the productions value. And there are plenty of comedy moments as well.
The early start time maybe doesn’t work in their favour, but this is a show worth getting up for, I know I did and found it an enjoyable and thoroughly professional performance.
Reviewed by Geoff
Gilded Balloon Debating Hall
Until 11 August
11.30 to 13.00