Friday, May 27, 2016

Cabaret: Nailed It! (★★★½)

Music and Lyrics by Loclan Mackenzie-Spencer and Andrew Spano
Performed by Andrew Spano
Accompanied by Rainer Napoli
Downstairs at the Maj
26 – 28 May 2016

This year’s cabaret season at The Maj gets in full swing with Nailed It!, Andrew Spano and Loclan Mackenzie-Spencer’s tantalizing collection of songs about love and other disasters.
The songwriting duo is steeped in style; there’s a lashing of Sondheim, lots of lounge, a bit of Bens Folds and even a taste of Tom Lehrer.And while love pokes its hydra-headed dilemmas into much of the material, the songs never wallow in it.
If Nailed It! is a sign of what’s in store Downstairs at the Maj this year, it’s a very good one.
The 2016 programme combines big names and famous subjects with some real dark horses, and in a town that’s short of good cabaret in the setting it’s meant for, that’s more than we can hope for. 

Read the complete review in The West Australian 

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