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Zanna, Don’t (The MGA Academy of Performing Arts)

By | Published on Friday 28 August 2015

Zanna Don't

Welcome to a world where being gay is the norm and being straight is viewed as repulsive. The students from The MGA Academy introduce an interesting concept; however the execution didn’t quite do it justice. Think of an extra camp ‘High School Musical’, with tits and teeth, a magic fairy, and the issue of sexuality questioned. Undoubtedly the cast have impressive singing ability, with strong harmonies and soloists, particularly Elly Jay who entertainingly plays Roberta. However, I found the acting on the whole to be too narcissistic, and the level of skill in the cast was varied. There are some fun moments in this cheerful musical, but overall it lacks substance in performance and direction.

C venues, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Stephanie Withers]