“The Abominables,” the incisive, Minnesota-made hockey-themed musical that premiered Friday at Minneapolis’ Children’s Theatre, may be this season’s bittersweet hit. The sadness comes from the fact that composer and lyricist Michael Friedman died six days before his show premiered, robbing him of the chance to tweak and improve his work even as it enchants audiences.
The balcony scene in “Romeo and Juliet” is arguably one of the most famous sequences in all of literature, one that can be played competently without much fuss because Shakespeare’s poetry so artfully captures the rash passion of young love. But as the two besotted teenagers in the Guthrie Theater’s rich, free-spirited production of the Shakespearean classic, actors Ryan-James Hatanaka and Kate Eastman take the words a lot further.
The job may be a first for Children’s Theatre — or any theater: “hockey choreographer.”Kids wearing in-line skates will zip around the stage in Friday’s world premiere of “The Abominables,” Minnesota’s first-ever hockey musical, which was six years in the making. People throughout the land of 10,000 rinks were interviewed to create a show that goes beyond the surface of our state pastime to explore issues of youth sports — from the pressures that athletes bear, to the sacrifices families make.
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