Johnson sends up the murder mystery genre with a cast as dedicated to honouring it as it is to bring humour to it.
The 10th Anniversary Australian tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Billy Elliot is currently playing at the Sydney Lyric Theatre and actor Drew Livingston is taking out the role of Tony, Billy’s brother in an emotional role that sees him acting and singing in a number of performances every week.
What I find interesting is how this sequel revives the series without only servicing diehard fans. It’s engaging and feels back to form.
The Report spends almost two hours exposing the unjustness of the American democracy with the same surgical eye of a WSJ investigator.
On the acts side, there is the usuals: contortion, clown acts, balancing acts, but there is also new including a few aerial performances which dazzle and a yo-yo moment that is such a crowd pleaser.
School Of Rock sticks fairly closely to the film, which is probably why it succeeds entirely.
It tries to make important moral points about responsibility, but neither of them are important enough to have weight, nor do they connect with any of the metaphors presented – of which, I believe, there are none.