A fairly decent youth production (although it was Starlight’s first “audition only” show) of this delightful Menken-Ashman show.
Mushnik was a little over the top for me, but as Laira explained, you hve to balance over the top performances with high energy…don’t want the kid diluting his/her performance to catatonic when they’re asked to tone it down.
I know this is a youth production, but do we really need an announcement telling us that it’s intermission when the lights just came up? Or an announcement saying, “weren’t those kids great?” after we just gave them a standing ovation?!? Really???
Presented in the George Nakano Theatre at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.