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Bach, Mozart and a lovelorn Beethoven are lost in space on Voyager 1 — plotting the perfect concert for aliens, threatened by a deadly power outage and with only the ghosts of the original monkey cosmonauts to turn to for advice.
It’s a weird-ass, low-budget rock opera. Just go with it.
Winnipeggers and Harry Rintoul award winners Duncan Cox, Tanner Manson and Ben Townsley deliver their latest and perhaps most mature pastiche of original musical vignettes, this time exploring our search amid the randomness for small human connections and big alien ones. The staging is crisp and inventive. The trio is charming and droll, their delivery so refreshingly staccato as to be almost too fast. Their harmonies are often lovely, especially during the oddly moving finale. And there’s a wistfully philosophical message amid the almost manic energy.
Minor kvetch: I’d like to see these guys in a bigger venue with better, less echo-y sound quality next year.
— Mary Agnes Welch