"In terms of sheer density of talent, this is the most impressive performance I have seen at the Fringe."
James McKinnon, Theatreview
Sadie's pregnant. Sam's the father (sort of). June's the mother (as well). And as for the grandparents: who knows? This original musical explored love and family in a modern context, celebrating the ways we define and redefine family. The original production used an entirely self-accompanying cast.
Presented as part of the 2014 New Zealand Fringe Festival.
Writer/Production Manager - Cassandra Tse
Composer/Musical Director- Bruno Shirley
Director - Erin Thompson
Stage Manager - Freya van Alphen Fyfe
Cast - Chloe Garrett, Daniel Pooley, David Thompson, David Young, Ellie Stewart, Kirsty Moir, Laura Gardner, William Duignan.
“‘Intimate’ feels clichéd and insufficient to describe the ambience… The audience unconsciously mirrors their intensity, becoming almost an active participant, which raises the level of energy in the room… You’ll want to say hello and thank them for a job well done.” - James McKinnon, Theatreview
“Perhaps the most striking thing about this show is how complete it feels, how very well done it is. Red Scare’s musical ticks all the boxes, and without ever feeling like it’s striving too hard—lots of songs, the uplifting theme (recapitulated at the end, of course, in rousing manner), and a sure-footed domestic drama to hang it all on… You feel like you could be in a studio theatre on Broadway.” - Jonathan Price, The Lumiere Reader