A Night at the Musicals

A Night at the Musicals brings together classics from stage and screen with glorious drag in an evening of comedic glory. Everything you thought about musical numbers will be challenged.

I was kind enough to bring along a friend to this show who not only doesn't know a lot of musical theatre, but actively dislikes the genre. I'm not sure which I enjoyed more: the show itself or watching her face move through different expressions of, "What is going on?" to, "How did I get here?" and, "Why does everyone know the words!?" I would suggest those who share her point of view attend this show so as to develop a greater appreciating and understanding of the awesomeness of musical theatre. You'll feel better afterwards, I promise.

I could watch Jonny Woo and Le Gateau Chocolat all day. Le Gateau Chocolat's voice — holy hell. If his luxurious attire doesn't do it, then those low notes will indeed make your heart skip a beat. Perfection. He has such a phenomenal stage presence and his version of "Let It Go" has forever changed how I think of Frozen.

And Jonny Woo has legs that just won't quit! Obviously I'm completely jealous, but that won't stop me from allocating him the accolades he deserves. On top of possessing a lovely voice he has such wonderful comedic timing, keeping the whole venue in stitches. Not to mention he's the prettiest Darth Vader I've ever seen.

To make this show even better, I would have liked to see it in one of the bigger Garden venues, and to have it go for longer than an hour so as to fit in more tunes. But then again, I'm a sucker for a drag queen.

★★★★