“The shadow of Fascism spreads across Italy as Mimma, a young journalist from Turin, takes refuge at her Uncle Lorenzo’s nightclub in Soho, London. As another World War becomes inevitable, Mimma forges an unassailable friendship with Sarah, an aspiring jazz singer…”
This is just a taste of the compelling storyline that has been hitting the Regal Theatre stage! MIMMA: A Musical of War & Friendship started on April 9th and features 21 of our Perth Symphony musicians.
MIMMA is a Western Australian original musical written by Giles Watson and Ron Siemiginowski. Watson, being the librettist of the show, found his influence through Siemiginowski’s playing of his own Italian Rhumbas and snippets of operatic arias. The variety of genres present within the musical has been noted by many, including Stage Whispers who wrote:
“The music… runs from soaring operatic arias, in Italian, through to smoky jazz, and tap numbers… members of Perth Symphony Orchestra create strong accompaniment to some amazing singers”
Our musicians have been working tirelessly to bring to life the stunning score from Siemiginowski, and it seems their hard work has paid off thus far, with Theatre Travels commenting:
“Perth Symphony Orchestra accompany this show beautifully, and tackle the score’s large variety of dynamics with gusto and unabashed power.”
Don’t miss out on the last few days of this spectacular musical!
When: ENDS 21st April 2019
Where: Regal Theatre