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Conventional Musical



Conventional Musical has proven definitively that too much self-awareness can be hindering rather than witty. Although it starts off strong with meta jokes and subversions on the theatre genre, it doesn’t take long before the initial novelty wears off and the characters’ fourth wall breaking gets irritating. The issue comes partly from the production’s 70-minute runtime. If it had stopped around the hour mark, it would have provided a nice conclusion to a zany, memorable play. Instead, the last 15 minutes dragged on monotonously, muddying the entire thing. it seemed like even the actors, who started off lively and full of smarmy one-liners, were tired of its continuation. Self-aware humour can be hysterical, but as the old adage goes: everything in moderation—even if the thing in question is something as unorthodox as post-modernism. Reviewed by Tim Rauf.


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One Review

    Joan van Dolder

    Hilarious! Comedic timing is brilliant! So many creative techniques and approaches in the writing and directing of this show. And who doesn’t remember when they didn’t have rent money as a young adult. But the ending threw me for a loop. Laughed late into the night over that one!

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