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Sex and the Musical

musicals and operas · for the love of parody productions · Ages 21+ · world premiere · United States of America

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Review by DAN SUGIMOTO

June 04, 2018

What I liked

This team is producing some high quality content and I was pleasantly surprised at the heart, wit, and melodic finesse. If Wiley is looking for something outside of an original musical to fully develop, this is her golden ticket, it’s that good.

What I didn't like

In an age where relevance plays, I am curious to see where a musical like this goes. Maybe given another act, this show could compete with say the Mean Girls musical or any other property being developed into another medium. Without more, it serves as a fun night and a great escape, but like everything with potential, it needs to know it can be more.

My overall impression

Wiley seems completely in her element with this piece and has hit her musical stride with Sex In The Musical. Musically she delivers her finest material, both in melodic execution and placement within the world of the popular show.
Knowing Wiley’s previous material, it’s refreshing to hear how smart of a musician she really is. Credit due to her arranger Sandy Chao Wang for grasping what makes this genre work.
Casting wise you won’t find a better quartet to helm these iconic characters and I found myself mesmerized by their ability to toe the line between genuine and satirical so effortlessly.
Choreography was team Poppins and their stamp is well made as the movements were charismatic, engaging, and impressive given the space.
Having never seen a single episode of the original TV show I can safely say I get it, I like it, and If another web series is in the works please make this piece a priority.

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