Music by Cy Coleman. Lyrics by Michael Stewart. Book by Mark Bramble. Adelaide Fringe 2019. March Productions. Main Theatre at Goodwood Institute Theatre, Adelaide. March 14 -17, 2019
With the recent success of the film The Greatest Showman it makes perfect sense for March Productions to present Barnum. A difficult musical to say the least, it requires a leading man who can sing, dance and walk the tightrope.
Those of us who are old enough remember the great Reg Livermore playing the title role. March Productions have a winner on their hands with Ben Francis from the Tightrope Cast as P.T. Barnum himself. While some of the leading roles are different in the alternating cast (the Trapeze Cast), I can only comment on the cast I saw.