Its latest and largest yet is "Poseidon! An Upside Down Musical," an adaptation of the 1972 disaster movie "The Poseidon Adventure," a barely believable tale about a shipwreck filled with creaky dialogue, stereotypical characters and absurd situations. The musical, by the
And the result, at least during a recent Sunday night performance in the
The BUA cast, experienced in the ways of camp sendups though not necessarily musical ones, prove themselves more than capable. The show features standout performances from
But perhaps the most fun to watch was
True to the summer camp extravaganzas in which the company specializes, the piece overflows with innuendo, from sly winks at the gender-bending performances of Bvulgari, Janowski and Seitz to much naughtier topics. All of this unfolds on Warfield's consciously low-budget set, which consists of two huge swiveling metal scaffolds and features more props than we've seen in the last half-dozen BUA productions combined.
The music is nothing to speak of, and its chief virtue is that it doesn't make too many demands on the cast. Musical director and pianist
When it comes to camp, Warfield and BUA have set a high bar for themselves. And while "Poseidon!" doesn't quite reach the absurd depths of past productions like "Mommie Queerest" or "L'Imitation of Life," it's still a worthy entry into the company's ever-expanding canon of summer camp.
What: "Poseidon! An Upside Down Musical"
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