Running late again, we were left with the permit holders zone to park in and while we don’t condone criminal activity our excitement for the night overcame our usual law abiding ways. As we entered the theatre we anticipated grumpy smiles from the ticket ladies but were instead welcomed with open arms and enthusiastically shown straight to the bar.
So, with a bottle of wine to share we followed the band who lead us into the dimly lit theatre. An incredibly welcome change to the usual (insert deep sultry voice) ‘Ladies and Gentlemen, please take your seats.’
The revue was weaved together by a series of short skits, highlighting very important issues such as ‘how to get a week’s extension on an assignment’ and a satire on the ‘hipster’ image of a typical Uni Student.
The musical element of the revue was met with roars of laughter from the audience. Using popular songs with rewritten lyrics, musical director Bec Taylor manages to entrance the audience with her catchy tunes. Though, and we feel it important to mention, that some of the singing was slightly off key and this brought us back to reality.
Overall, the ANU arts revue drips with enthusiasm and charm. Despite its minor imperfections, the production looked like an amazing amount fun and was received greatly.