Not the time of our lives...

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“Not the time of our lives...”

Written on: 09/06/2013 by MollyManchester (1 review written)

Have seen all the shows at MBS since it opened and was looking forward to this one (loved loved loved the film!) - but have to say it was a disappointing affair :(
As ever, the tickets are so overpriced in Singapore that the theatre is half empty - especially the seats closest to the stage (the most expensive) - plus we went on a Sunday so had to add on $12 parking! But the empty seats do impact the atmosphere, and maybe the actors confidence because the vocals were not that great from the leads, we saw the other Johnny who gave a masterclass in overacting, the audience burst into giggles when he uttered the immortal "Nobody puts Baby in a corner!"
Some high points - Baby's sister is a comedic genius and the highlight of the show.
Baby is well cast and plays her part well.
As for the rest - it all felt very amateur and lacklustre.
HAd heard great things about this show so maybe it was the cast, or the lack of audience participation (they just didn't join in!) or maybe this 60's tale no longer has any relevance today.
Whatever - two hours and $300 down - expensive night out! And we didn't have the time of our lives :(

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