Audio Preview: ‘The Musicals of Musicals: The Musical’ at Rarely Done Productions

The Musical of Musicals: The Musical 
Who Rarely Done Productions
Where 441 E. Washington St., Syracuse
When Oct. 19 – Nov. 3
Tickets $20
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.

“The Musical of Musicals” opens this Friday, October 19 at 8 p.m. Dan Tursi directs the show. Opening night is already sold-out, but tickets are still available for October 20th at 8 p.m. For a complete list of show times, or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.rarelydone.org/. You can also purchase tickets at CNY Jazz Arts Foundation at 441 E. Washington St. The box office phone number is 315-546-3224. “The Musical of Musicals” runs at CNY Jazz Arts Foundation through November 3.
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