Aliah Nelson and Bryan Myskiw rehearse “The Song They Stole from Us,” parodying “Spamalot,” which will be featured during 7 Ages Productions’ performances of “Forbidden Broadway: Greatest Hits” at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium next Friday and Saturday. (SUBMITTED)
Nelson Bragg rehearses the song “I Enjoy Being a Cat,” as part of “Forbidden Broadway: Greatest Hits,” which will be performed at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on March 8 and 9.
Julia Redfern sings “On My Phone,” a send-up of “On My Own” from “Les Miserables,” as part of “Forbidden Broadway: Greatest Hits,” which will be performed at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on March 8 and 9.
Some of Brandon’s most talented young singers will sing, act and dance next week in a hilarious send-up of some of Broadway’s greatest hits.
On March 8 and 9, 7 Ages Productions presents "Forbidden Broadway: Greatest Hits" at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium.
Audiences will recognize songs from "Les Misérables," "Fiddler on the Roof," "Mamma Mia," "Chicago," "Wicked," "Hairspray" and many others, but with a twist — the song lyrics have been changed slightly to create a comical performance.
Performers will offer clever caricatures of Broadway stars such as Barbra Streisand, Carol Channing, Liza Minnelli and John Travolta, in some of their best-known roles.
Featured performers are Julia Redfern, Bryan Myskiw, Brena Abbey, Aliah Nelson, Cam Tataryn and Nelson Bragg.
"These young people are some of the most talented performers in Brandon right now," says director George Buri. "They all appeared in the recent staging of ‘The Producers’ and also last year’s ‘Guys and Dolls.’ I wanted to give them a chance to try something challenging, and Forbidden Broadway is the perfect vehicle."
Showtime is 8 p.m. on Friday, March 8, and Saturday, March 9. Tickets are only $20 and are available from the WMCA website or by calling 204-728-9510.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition February 27, 2013