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A Glee Inspired Romeo And Juliet (Denver School Of The Arts)

By | Published on Saturday 3 August 2013

Romeo and Juliet, appropriately played by teenagers, with pop songs, heartbreak and tons of energy. Confident actors took on an ambitious task, though with such a large cast it might have been good to choose a show with a better spread of roles. Contemporary songs added highlights but they were scarce; Gotye in the midst of Shakespeare’s prose was quirky and I wanted to hear more to keep the show’s pace up. The company sang and harmonised well together though, especially the Nurse and Juliet. At times some words were lost, but the simple staging, editing of the original script and intonation kept the storyline easy to follow. A fun piece for any age but don’t expect too much glee.

C, until 12 Aug (not 7), 11.00am.
tw rating 3/5 | [Eleanor Lang]