SYDNEY, Australia—"I'm having the best night; I'm thoroughly entertained! I'm totally enjoying it. I loved the whole theatricality of it. I love the fact that it's got classical elements, the costumes are brilliant, all the dancing…the drumming was brilliant. It's so athletic; it's so beautiful to watch."
These were the words of Ms Susan Head, a pianist, composer and music teacher who attended the Chinese Spectacular at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on Thursday night.
Both Ms Head and her friend felt as if they had been taken to another place as the mystical scenes unfolded; neither of them had experienced anything like the Spectacular.
"It's a very different experience...I've been to the Entertainment Centre tonnes of times, but it's the only time that I felt that I'm not actually at the Entertainment Centre," said Ms Head's friend. "You're in another place, definitely in another place."
Ms Head works at the Music Education Unit at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and is a multi-faceted performer with over 30 years' experience in the fields of theatre, dance and entertainment. She performs as a soloist, an accompanist and as part of ensembles.
When asked how she thought the Spectacular relates to other theatre, Ms Head laughed and replied: "It doesn't relate at all! We don't get entertained like this at theatres usually, not in this way. This is very different, very different."
"I was actually thinking that I should write to a few of my colleagues about this, because you're getting a taste of another culture...something very special," she said.
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