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  • Mandy Plumb


Better than a romcom movie mixtape, There’s Something About Music is a nostalgic treat that must be experienced in real life.

Originally scheduled for May 2020, There’s Something About Music was postponed due to, well…you know. Was it worth the nine-month wait? You bet ya!

Singers Naomi Price, Lucy Maunder, Luke Kennedy, and Mat Verevis burst onto the Brisbane Powerhouse stage tonight with electric energy. The show cleverly intertwines soundtracks from various romantic comedy films with comic on-stage banter and audience interaction, such as a ‘kiss cam’ and voting to choose how the show ends.

The professionalism and talent are no surprise considering the singers have collectively starred in shows such as Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, RENT, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, Christmas Actually, Sweet Charity, The Voice Australia, and Swing on This. These stars flawlessly showcased their versatility from pitch perfect pop to sexy swing to the goose pimple-inducing voice of Mat Verevis in his performance of Kissing You (Romeo + Juliet). Verevis’ emotional connection to his songs showed maturity way beyond his years and can only be described as a virtuosic gift.

Creators Adam Brunes and Naomi Price from The Little Red Company have thought of everything to make There’s Something About Music an entertaining and fuzzy feel-good experience. The wardrobe changes for each song were authentic and helpful, because if you couldn’t immediately pick the movie from which the soundtrack was performed, the costumes gave it away.

Just as much a feature as the singers, the onstage band—Mik Easterman, Scott French, Michael Manikus, Jason McGregor and OJ Newcomb—played world-class music throughout the show.

There’s Something About Music is on at the Brisbane Powerhouse from 24–27 February 2021.


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