Signature Entertainment O2 Theatre, Fringe Club Reviewed: April 28 Having staged two intimate musicals, Signature Entertainment again chose the Fringe Club's small main theatre for its third musical, Nearly Broadway - an adaptation of Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway. Local performer and writer Arvin Robles worked with Signature co-directors Sandra Leung and Jennifer Loh to create a one-hour performance that appealed to the audience. The show had something to offer the musical regular and the non-convert, as it parodied some of Broadway and the West End's best-known musicals. Acerbic lyrics and visual mockery stuck the knife into stage and screen classics - but always with a smile. Comedian Rueben M was the (mostly unseen) vocal link between send-ups of works by the likes of Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Bob Fosse. In an ode to Fosse's (Cabaret, All That Jazz and Kiss Me Kate, among others), a re-working of Hey Big Spender urged: 'Hey, Bob Fosse/ Spend a little time on the plot.' Les Miserables came in for a tongue-in-cheek lashing, with four songs parodied, after Robles gave an abridged version of the story as a Powerpoint presentation, interrupted by Reuben M's off-stage buffoonery. Lion King was ridiculed spectacularly, with the cast of seven working ludicrous animal puppets to a modified song from the original. John Tustin excelled in his role as producer/director in Signature's original Do Lay Me - a skit on The Sound of Music's Do-Re-Mi, set in the context of auditioning actors and actresses being urged to 'jump onto the director's couch' should they want a role in an upcoming production. Pushing the interplay between back and front of stage, two crew took the spotlight in another original song. Another high point included Robles and Leung's Blame It on the Kids, in which working with children is lamented, while a Shirley Temple- like Leung out-tap dances Robles to the score of Putting on the Ritz.