If Shakespeare were alive today, commercial genius that he was, he’d be writing blockbuster musicals – which is exactly what we have him do. Cabaret artist Julian Kuo (He Said. She Said.) tops each famous soliloquy with the Broadway showstopper Shakespeare would love to have written. That’s the whole fun of this wicked take.
Broadway Bard is the perfect show for fans of musical theatre and Shakespeare, and for students currently studying the bard, $16 rush tickets are available 48 hours before each performance upon the presentation of valid student ID.
“Imagine watching many of Shakespeare’s major themes with a Broadway show tune. You’re right, it’s almost unimaginable: seeing is the only possible believing. It’s, by turns, sad, poignant, bitter, twisted, sarcastic. And downright hilarious.” Lloyd Bradford Syke, Theatre Reviewer
“Julian Kuo’s recitations of Shakespeare’s words are just brilliant, and his performances of the musical numbers are inspired.” – foyertalk.com
“I Won’t Send Roses from Mack and Mabel will never be the same for me again now I’ve seen it performed by a bloke with a can of beer who’s just advised us that his love, as in Sonnet 130, ‘is nothing like the sun.’” – The Sunday Telegraph
Written by: Melvyn Morrow
Musical Director: Mark Chamberlain
Choreographer: Daniele Clements
Cast: Julian Kuo
Venue: Glen Street Theatre – Sorlies Bistro, corner Glen Street and Blackbutts Road, Belrose
Performance Dates: 28-29 August
Performance Times: Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm
Running time: 1 hour & 15 mins, no interval
Ticket Prices: Adults $49, Concession and Subscribers $44, Children under 16 $29, Groups (8+) $39. $16 Student Rush tickets available 48 hours prior to each performance upon the presentation of valid full-time student ID (subject to availability). Transaction charges may apply.
Theatre bar will be open one hour prior to the performance.
Bookings: www.glenstreet.com.au or 9975 1455