Come Beyond The Barricade, Melbourne.
Have a hankering for people to burst in expositional song entirely without context or anecdotal value? Then welcome to Beyond The Barricade! It’s a 2 hour concentrated dose of musical theatre starring past principal performers from Les Misérables in the West End and on tour, featuring hit songs from The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Wicked, Miss Saigon, West Side Story, Chicago, Crazy For You, Mamma Mia, and many others, climaxing with a spectacular finale from, of course, Les Misérables.
Oh, shield your flushed cheeks! We know, we know. It’s embarrassing! The English just can’t seem to shake the habit of invading our Australian shores with over-confident, deceptively posh underlings dressed in ridiculous outfits co-opting the artistic contributions of other cultures. In a very loud fashion.
Bring your feathered fans, it’s going to get colonial in here.
And all that jazz.