High School Musical on Tour May Well Be The Happiest Show on Earth!
After seeing this Broadway-ie production, my first thought was: Man, the Mouse does deliver, doesn't he? Ms. Oguma played teenage playwright/composer, Kelsi Neilson with much aplomb -- just the right amount of shyness and pluck with a dash of perfect comic timing!
New character, Jack Scott, "The Voice of East High School", was portrayed by Michael Mahany with all the verve and enthusiasm one might expect from a DJ, dancing up a storm and impressively ending one number by doing the splits!
There were more (literal) back flips and splits than needed, but I reckon this was all in the name of creating theater magic and the spectacular. It was truly a beautiful and entertaining show -- from the entire cast who were all so talented to the colorful sets and costumes. There were enough jokes to make the show funny for the adults in the audience (my favorite was the one about George W.) and it is clear that the show isn't trying to hide the fact that it is Grease for the new millennium as is evidenced by the musical within the musical's title, Juliet and Romeo. Much like Disneyland and Disneyworld, High School Musical on Tour! is fun for the whole family!
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