The Musical of Musicals: The Musical
Who Rarely Done Productions
Where 441 E. Washington St., Syracuse
When Oct. 19 – Nov. 3
Audio Preview by Paige Cooperstein
Rarely Done Productions celebrates its fifth anniversary this year with a reproduction of “The Musical of Musicals: The Musical.” The company first performed “Musicals” during their debut season in 2007. Most of the original four-person cast reprises their roles. Michael Copps returns as musical director.
One new addition to the show is Jimmy Curtin, who joined the production this year to play the hero character. In a five-act parody, audiences follow a villain, a leading-lady, a leading-man and a matron archetype.
“The Musical of Musicals” pays homage to the work of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Weber, John Kander and Fred Ebb. Jodie Baum, who plays the matron character Abby, says doing your musical theatre homework before coming to the show will make the jokes richer. But she also thinks anyone can enjoy the trumped up comedy of the show.