Forte Musical Theatre Guild’s presentation of Touch Me – Songs for a (dis)connected Age is a musical revue centered on reaching out within our technological restraints. How we really connect in a world of social media and smart phones? The play features superb singing from the cast and catchy songs throughout.
The musical features 16 different composers, putting out tunes such as ‘My so-called Facebook Friends’ and ‘It’s all online.’ Touch Me would not be as entertaining if the cast (Christian Goutsis, Lisa Lennox, Scott Shpeley and Selina Wong) were not as talented. They take on the music and bring it to the next level, so much so that in one number written by Joe Slabe, entitled ‘Internet Dream’, Goutsis and Shpeley outshine Slabe in terms of movement and choreography.
The songs range from fun to serious, touching on long distance relationships, to dating online, to saving the postal service. Touch Me – Songs for a (dis)connected Age is a fun and entertaining look at the ways we connect and disconnect and features powerful voices.
Forte Musical Theatre Guild’s Touch Me – Songs for a (dis)connected Age runs at the Joyce Doolittle Theatre until April 26th. More information is available online.
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