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Handel: The Musical

 

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I have something of a weakness for history delivered via musical, so “Handel: The Musical” is pretty up my alley. Ron Long takes on the eponymous role to deliver some Handel bio facts and address some historical speculation between Broadway musical numbers in a set list chosen by God. But it soon becomes apparent that all the songs have a pretty set theme. Long delivers a Handel that is just a little bit smarmy, and a lot charismatic. He’s also a divine—or at least divinely inspired—singer, and the Holy Trinity Anglican Church’s Sanctuary is the perfect setting for him to argue with God. About mid-way through it started to feel like the production was one big, groan-inducing joke, but it found redemption in the climax and denouement. Ultimately, Long’s performance is most definitely something you should see. -Chelsea Novak
EdmontonFringe.ca
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
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4.5/ 5


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  • 7:00 pm - 2018/08/17
  • 9:30 pm - 2018/08/18
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  • 2:45 pm - 2018/08/20
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  • 6:00 pm - 2018/08/23
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Posted 2018/08/17 by


EdmontonFringe.ca

 


One Review


  1.  
    John

    This was the 3rd show of this year’s fringe for me, and it did not dissappoint. High energy, great singing and the content and venue play off each other well. Definitely check it out!





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