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Early Mornings – The Musical (Joel Goodman)

By | Published on Tuesday 20 August 2019

Finding the motivation to wake up early in the morning can be hard; this show tackles that dilemma head on, as the lead character wakes up early every day so he can write a show to bring to the Fringe. It’s somewhat self-indulgent, and the musical numbers feel underdeveloped and incomplete, plus, while the harmonies are nice, none of the songs ever quite reached the crescendo I had hoped for. ‘Early Mornings’ has not yet reached its full potential, but there were good points to note: the cast worked well as an ensemble and performed with high energy that was sustained throughout. There is also a ten minute Q&A with the writer at the end of the show, which worked very well and was quite enlightening.

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