FRINGEWORLD 2018 | SNACKS – A Musical Tasting Plate | 3.5 Stars

Review | Link Harris

SNACKS – A Musical Tasting Plate consists of the fantastic pianist – who also acts as MC, and the actors/singers who together create three short musicals.

First up, is a scarecrow who longs to move about and be with the farmer’s daughter whose farm he is situated on. In enters Anzu – the magic wielding crow – who turns everything upside down as he grants the scarecrow life. The shoe drops as he finally meets and speaks to the farmer’s daughter and then all hell breaks loose after a fight with Anzu’s magical staff turning the tides or tables on each of their lives.

Secondis a very odd crossing or amalgamation between Peter Pan, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Jack the Ripper, situated in London. Wendy who just wanted to see the world and is constantly looking to the second star to the right – Venus, flies by thinking unpleasant thoughts and the Whitechapel serial murders of female prostitutes.

Lastly we have the story of a mid-western farm girl from Ohio who is sent to stay with her incredibly rude cousin in Long Island, New York. Her cousin – who can best be described as a dilettante, treats her poorly, making mention of her rural upbringing and poking fun at her supposed inability to read – she can read perfectly fine – as well as her overly pompous friend who’s name is too long to write and how she teaches them a lesson.

All of these short musicals are well done, the vocals are superb and the piano backing is exceptional, the only downfall is the non-singing parts which, if bolstered would have resulted in a higher star rating.

Definitely worth a look if you like musicals, so head on down and see the show to hear the superb vocals and pianist.
WHEN: 22 – 24 February 2018 | 6:30pm and 8:30pm

WHERE: Subiaco Arts Centre | Subiaco

INFO: Tickets $19 – $22 | Duration 60 mins | Suitable PG |WA Artists | THEATRE/MUSICAL THEATRE


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