A real piece of musical history! It is said that Showboat was the first musical in the style that we know today. It is easy to see why it was such a huge success when it was written in 1927. The characters and the songs are great and it has some wonderful dance numbers.
I like the fact that it has the feel of a period piece; it has an ensemble rather than two star roles and it also predates the big finale.
The quality of this production is high, the singers are very good and dancers are exceptional. I loved Show Boat and I highly recommend it.
Don’t go expecting “Hairspray”, “Miss Saigon” or “Legally Blonde” but do remember that they have their origins here!