Powerful and poignant updating of an old classic
Show Boat By Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II Produced by Cape Town Opera Bord Gais Energy Theatre
The iconic Ole Man River was sung very early on in this historic musical - after about a quarter of an hour - and then it kept rolling along in excerpts scattered throughout this production, with various degrees of poignancy and intensity.
An awesome and affecting theme, its recurring sentiments dominate a magnificent musical not short of other memorable tunes - many more than I had recalled, as Show Boat, for whatever reason, has been...
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