2017-04-22 • 19:30
I always look forward to my trips to Klagenfurt as very few theatres — most of them in Europe — can now afford full-size orchestras when presenting musicals. My excitement was even greater given that Gypsy arguably has one of the most thrilling scores even written for the musical theatre.
As with A Chorus Line in 2016 and Victor/Victoria in 2015, the quality of the performance was outstanding. There might have been a couple of weak links (the part of Tulsa is very difficult to cast right), but most of the cast was first rate, from the three hilarious strippers to the very good Rose of Susan Rigvava-Dumas, whom I’d already seen play Mrs. Danvers in the Vienna production of Rebecca.