Illyria: Musical Adaptation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
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Featured review from the reflective viewerRed Velvet
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In my dozens of reviews over many years 5 stars show up rarely. For non-equity performances almost never.. And when I sat with a pole obstructing and an annoying neighbor in a too close seat and realized 12th was going to be stripped of some Shakespeare with song lyrics and added innovations, I was not optimistic. But I was very wrong. This is the most clever of interpretations. The songs are good as music but better for their lyrics which an outstanding cast all carefully enunciate in a rare musical demonstration that the words really matter. And they do. This wit is worthy of the best of Broadway. Malvolio is brilliant in his arch and silly characterization. Feste rules as narrator and magician and master of ceremonies as well as clown. There are no exceptions. In 12th night I often find the count and Olivia prove secondary and unimpressive but not in this rendition. It is wit and momentum good music and real SS as well end to end. Unfortunately it appears Goldstar is not offering any more showings but that should not deter you....it is worth the full price which is not much more on weekdays. Go.
book, music and lyrics by Peter Mills
adapted by Peter Mills & Cara Reichel from Shakespeare’s _Twelfth Night _