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Electric Dreams: The Musical - Review

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A brilliantly catchy score featuring 22 original songs
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Presented by Music Theatre Melbourne, the new Musical by Drew Lane; Electric Dreams is only running for 4 more days from Thu 21 Nov to Sun 24 Nov 2019 at Gasworks Theatre, 21 Graham St, Albert Park. Get your TICKETS HERE.

Showtimes run from 7.30pm to 10.30pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with an extra show on Saturday from 2-5pm. Sunday's showtime is from 4-7pm. Ticket prices are $48 Standard; $39 Concession and $43 for Groups, 10 plus people. If you have special needs considerations, a wheelchair or have a Companion Card, contact the Box Office on 8606 4200 to make your booking. Get in early for a good parking spot.

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Electric Dreams pays homage to the early 80s. A time when big hair, shoulder pads, big tech, drive-ins and sci-fi was cool. Inspired by the 1984 cult classic of the same name by Rusty Lemorande, this is a science-fiction romantic comedy. A love triangle between a man who is a little awkward, on the cusp of discovering love and technology; a woman who is a cellist extraordinaire, and a computer with human aspirations. Featuring a brilliantly catchy score with 22 original songs and an exceptional cast, this is a joyride you cannot miss!

The cast is headed up by Tom Green in the lead role as Miles an Architect who lives with his new PC he names Edgar (voice of Owen James). Madeleine Featherby plays Miles' love interest and the girl next door. It also features Stephen Mahy as Frank, Miles' best friend and confidant, and Angela Scundi is Madeleine's good friend Millie. The rest of the cast is made up of actors Sophie Loughran, Zak Brown, Anthony Scundi (the other talented real-life sibling), Courtney Smyth and Aidan Charros. Check out MTM's Facebook and the Musical's Facebook to be privy to snippets of behind-the-scenes information, images and more. Whet your appetite with more details on the website.

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With the encouragement to update by his friend Frank, struggling architect Miles buys a computer. On the same day, Madeline a cellist for the San Francisco Orchestra moves in next door. An accident with Edgar the computer brings it to life, and it starts to communicate with him, whilst also falling in love with Madeline and her music. Miles asks Edgar to write him a song to impress Madeline and claims it as his own. Edgar sees red and causes chaos in Miles' life by invading the electrical system that far reaches all parts of Miles' existence.

What a jewel in the crown this production is, with a dream cast and crew on board! It's upbeat with talented performers, great songs and vocals, and a great imagination behind creating Edgar the talking computer. The sparse stage of just a few boxes were put to good use, and the whole show did not skip a beat or have a lull in its production. The lead roles gave Tom Green and Madeleine Featherby plenty of room to flex their strong vocal talent and heartthrob Anthony Scundy was exceptional as he pouted, teased, posed and smouldered through Classical Hasselhoff the song.

Angela Scundi's dance moves were noted in a romantic number with Stephen Mahy. The movements were strong and purposeful and was on point in holding its position. Mahy brings his experience to the table with distinct vocals and comfortable, natural movements in every scene. Performances and vocals from the rest of the cast cannot be faulted. Everything falls perfectly into place to entertain, make you chuckle and keep your eyes peeled so as not to miss a single delicious movement or moment of this great Aussie production. DON'T MISS IT!

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Why? Electric Dreams: The Musica - Review
When: Thu 21 to Sun 24 Nov 2019 from 7.30-10.30pm Thu/Fri/Sat plus extra show 2-5pm Sat - and - 4-7pm Sunday
Where: Gasworks Theatre, 21 Graham St, Albert Park, VIC
Cost: $39 Concession - $48 Standard - $43 Group (10 plus)
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