Arts & Entertainment

REVIEW: Welcome To The Masque

Genevieve Lemon

Welcome To The Masque, a performance starring award-winning actress Genevieve Lemon and legendary composer and musical director Max Lambert streamed live from Riverside Theatres this past Sunday.

In compliance with government imposed COVID-19 restrictions, the show streamed live on YouTube from the theatre.

Genevieve performed a number of songs by the likes of Joni Mitchell and Carole King. She had a captivating stage presence and made the audience feel like they were right there with her from the comfort of their own homes.

The stream also included a live chat feature which allowed the audience to interact and discuss the performance in real time. I found this to be a very homely and exciting way to retain the ‘in person’ feel of a performance during these times.

There was a lot of positive feedback from the ‘crowd’ via the live chat feature throughout the show and the audience was able to enjoy and discuss the hour long performance which made it even more engaging.

In Genevieve’s concluding words, the show “brought cabaret back to the audiences and the audiences back to the performances.”

Overall, I found the show to be a positive and light hearted experience which I would definitely attend again.

By Rida Babar

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