On the surface, this cheery British story, concocted by two Americans, teaches a simple economic truth – if your customers don’t want what you’re making, stop making it and, instead, make a product they actually want.
Based on the classic Louisa May Alcott novel set during and after the American Civil War, this is a musical adaptation with a heart that has been lacking in many musicals of late.
There is just so much to like about this family friendly production. Take the kids and take the grandparents.
The Gondoliers was Gilbert and Sullivan's last great success, but as the G&S Society of South Australia celebrate their 75th anniversary, they show that there's still plenty of life left in the old boys yet.
As difficult as birdies and eagles are to find when you really want one when on a golf course, fairies are even more rare, except in this operetta.
The appearance of this production, the casting, the performances and the direction are all superb. Treat yourself to a night out.
For something a little different, pay a visit to the latest production from No Tenors Allowed. This production uses three short, one act operas and sets them in and around a saloon in the old American west.