|The Gingerbread Man|
It is an open secret that The Wacky Duo love musicals. We had been to more musicals than movies for the past year. A live show that promotes audience participation would usually beat the static nature of a movie. When attending musicals for kids, we look forward to fancy costumes, catchy songs, cute dances and colourful stages.
The tale began with the Story Teller who decided to tell the story of 'A recipe for disaster'.
Once upon a time there was a Little Old Woman and a (not so)Little Old Man. They were childless and wanted a child of their own. One day, they decided to make a gingerbread child to sweeten their day.
But the Little Old man (Bert) was REALLY not good at following instructions, missing essential ingredients and adding his own … What a recipe for disaster!
What happens at the end of the show is a sweet treat. We are not going to tell you how it ended, so check out the show to see the fate of The Gingerbread Man.
|The Gingerbread man|
With catchy tunes, fancy costumes and colourful props, you would expect The Gingerbread Man to be a hit amongst the kids. Given that this is the third time The Gingerbread Man returns to our shores , we expected a polished performance from the cast. The performance on that day was not as stellar as expected.
The lack of pacing was perhaps the undoing of a potentially captivating performance. It was almost halfway into the show until the main star - The Gingerbread Man showed itself. The buildup to the appearance could be a tad long and given a child's short attention span, it might be it's Achilles heel. Given the show's running theme, it had a surprisingly slow start.
If you are bringing your children along to see their first musical this coming June holidays, The Gingerbread Man would fit the bill as a good introduction to local musical productions. As veterans of children musicals, we think seasoned musical audience may find this production needs more time in the oven to be fully bake.
The Gingerbread Ma is now showing at Jubilee Hall.
20 May - 7 June
Get your tickets here.
The Wacky Duo were invited for a media preview. All honest opinions are of our own
|The Gingerbread Man @ Jubilee Hall|