Opera society pokes fun at Broadway

Rehearsals for Forbidden Broadway
Rehearsals for Forbidden Broadway

Dunstable Amateur Operatic Society (DAOS) will be returning to The Rep’s Little Theatre to perform a second run of Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits.

This Off-Broadway, slightly risqué, satirical revue opened in January 1982 in New York and ran for over 2,300 performances.

The show has been rewritten more than a dozen times since its first performance and its cabaret-style, sharp spoofing of show tunes, characters and plots of contemporary and current West-End and Broadway musicals is a hit every season.

Forbidden Broadway mocks a number of popular shows like Wicked, Les Misérables, Spamalot, Annie and Fiddler on the Roof to name but a few.

A spokesman for the group said: “How many of these spoofs can you spot? Defying Subtlety, Into The Words, More Miserables, Rant, I Enjoy Being A Cat and many more.

“If you have the time, search on YouTube for Forbidden Broadway - you’ll get the idea.”

DAOS last performed Forbidden Broadway two years ago and this time they are back with some of the perennial favourites.

There will also be some new songs.

The show runs from Tuesday, October 6, to Saturday, October 10, starting at 7.45pm each night.

Tickets are £12 each with discounts for students under 21 in full-time education. They can be bought by going online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/DAOS or alternatively by calling 0333 666 3366.