By Frank Loesser. (Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows). The Production Company (Vic). State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne. Director Gale Edwards. Musical Director Guy Simpson. Choreographer Nathan M Wright. Lighting Designer Robert Cuddon. Costume Designer Tim Chappel. 19th- 27th July 2014
A conglomerate of high-flying directors, stage actors past and present, and politicians and were on hand at the opening of this old favourite, featuring the slickly swingin’ strains of Orchestra Victoria atop a raised stage-wide scaffold.
Chelsea Plumley, resplendent in red coiffure, captivates as Miss Adelaide, effortlessly oscillating between fragility and resilience. Her robust solo work pairs cleanly with quirky physical comedy, although some lyrics were undecipherable in Take Back Your Mink tonight.