|Wit, streams of double-entendres, and occasional spurts of sophomoric humour abound in SARSical this 'newsie'-style recounting of those grim and very strange days.
Mayor Lastman declares that he won't bring in the army this time to fight the SARS epidemic: "it wasn't even snowing" .... Lastman, as eccentrically played by Paul Bates, is caricatured and skewered like 'nobody' throughout this Toronto-centric musical. Doug Morency's playing of David Mirvish is both hilarious and ridiculous, and Ayumi Iizuka sparkles as the girlfriend of Warren Peace (!) played by Cyrus Lane.
At the final group chorus, the cast is on bent knees and outstretched arms, and the lights flicker to a 'brown out' on stage.