Sunday, May 23, 2010
I recently saw Canstage's new musical Frankenstein. I also saw Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein a few weeks ago. The new musical is, in the words of one of my fellow theater goers, a cross between Dr Seuss and Tim Burton. The sets were interesting and the whole atmosphere was quite dark. Most of the performance was sung in rhyming couplets, so there was some hilarity. I think the authour, is quite faithful to the original novel. Overall an interesting afternoon of theatre, but a little odd. Some of the music was quite beautiful. None of the songs really stood out for me. The acors did a good job with what the had.