It’s Double Take December at Musical Cyberspace! Every musical pretty much has something one likes and something one doesn’t in it. This month I’ll be listing one of each for a range of musicals, a different one each day.
Some Like it Vrot
Something I Like: I really liked the two songs with love in the title, even though the second one “L.O.V.E” directly lifts it’s vamp from the classic Judy Garland song, “Zing Went the Strings of my Heart”.
Something I Don’t Like: Like its title, the show is a derivative echo of Some Like it Hot. The show, written by David Kramer, half of the team that created Kat and the Kings, also misses out on some obvious moments, including an onstage transformation of the two boys into their drag getup and the show is far too reliant on crass humour. This show could work if someone whipped the book into shape and if the bits of the score that don’t land (like the villain’s song early in the first act) were reworked.
Feel free to share your “double take” on Some Like it Vrot in the comment box!