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ED2012 Musicals Review: Active Virgin (One Academy Productions)

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Set in a futuristic 24/7GYM, ‘Active Virgin’ explores the complexities of physical self-perception, gym culture, and what it means to be perfect. Featuring amazing singing and active, exciting choreography, the story explores gym culture in a humorous manner. The cast interacts physically with the crowd; actors sit on audience members and run through rows of seats. Of special note is the computer, MOTHER, around whom the play revolves and who binds the story together. It is a well-written story with an excellent moral regarding the imperfect definition of perfection, yet it leans towards a somewhat preaching tone. The dystopian ending is well-suited to the story’s build-up, and this is an exciting, physically active play worth seeing.

C, 1-27 Aug, (odd dates only, not 13), 12.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Ana-Claudia Magaña]

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