Just got back from a matinee showing of The Boy from Oz, starring Hugh Jackman as Peter Allen, Chrissy Amphlett as Judy Garland, Colleen Hewett as Marion Woolnough, Angela Toohey as Liza Minnelli.
It was a fantastic show – Hugh really knows how to work an audience (not that he has to work very hard … he has a lot of fans there … especially amongst the older audiences who typically attend matinee shows). Lots of very funny moments.
There was a lot of improvisation, and quite a bit of audience interaction.
Colleen Hewett was great playing Peter’s mum (not a dry eye in the house after her song “Don’t cry out loud”), and Angela Toohey was a very convincing Liza Minnelli.
… and the song Tenterfield Saddler finally starts to make a bit more sense now!
Very much worth the effort (despite the rather extravagent cost).
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