Titanic is titanic

Titanic, which I saw at Malkin Bowl the other night, is an oddly non-flashy musical. There’s virtually no dancing and there are no big show tunes. Still, it’s a very satisfying work and director Max Reimer gives it an extraordinarily handsome production.

On one level, enjoying Titanic is like enjoying a concert. The score is vast and richly complex, and, under the excellent musical direction of Kevin Michael Cripps, the massed voices in this mounting are a deep pleasure to listen to. Sayer Roberts, who plays a young workman on the ship, has a lovely tenor—and star potential.

Lauchlin Johnston’s ultra-simple set, with its wide screen for projections and it’s elegantly stark deck railings, is by far the best I’ve ever seen at TUTS.

This production is epic. And it’s a beauty.

About Colin Thomas

Colin Thomas is a Vancouver-based editor, an award-winning playwright, and an established theatre critic. Colin helps writers unlock the full potential of their novels, short stories, screenplays, and children's books.

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