I saw the preview on Thursday night and I’ve got a fully booked weekend and no time for my usual long-winded review, but even if I did, I don’t think I can do better than to capture Storybook’s captivating performance of this “zany, adult-themed spoof on Sesame Street” in just one word:
(or if you prefer, OMG!)
Everything you need to know is in the poster above, except that the run is already over 80% sold and has been extended to June 10th. If you’re not turned off by the disclaimer on the Storybook website, and the thought of puppets having sex on stage, buy your tickets soon and just go, even if you’re not normally a big fan of musical theatre. It may not be like your life, but it’s definitely funnier than anything else you might have seen or still plan to see this season, and who knows, you just might learn something.
Cast: Philip Frias (recently seen in Assassins), Bart Kwiatokowski, Naomi Ngebulana, Jacqueline Strilchuk, Madeleine Suddaby (recently seen in Guys and Dolls), JP Thibodeau (recently directed Storybook’s Pinkalicious), and Annie Zhang
Produced and Directed by George Smith
Musical Direction by Patrice Barnes
Puppetry Direction by Wendy Passmore-Godfrey
With Wilma and the Electric Company Band