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KISS OF THE SPIDERWOMAN in Melbourne AU
Posted by: HadriansMall 12:12 am EST 12/08/19

In Melbourne on holiday and caught the Melbourne Theatre Company production of KISS OF THE SPIDERWOMAN starring Australian musical theatre star Caroline O’Connor.
A great production (with excellent use of projections) with a stellar performance by Ainsley Melham. Adam-Jon Fiorentino was less successful as Valentin (and was perhaps suffering from some sort of vocal distress). O’Conner was in superb voice and generally excellent though I felt she missed the mark as the Spiderwoman. It was also disappointing that she isn’t really a dancer. The choreography was a “meh” - not bad, but certainly forgettable. The (very) reduced orchestration sounded great.
In reference to the below K&E thread, this is certainly an ambitious work with a generally excellent score but a number of structural problems.
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