Laughing All the Way: A Family Holiday Comedy Show
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The last date listed for Laughing All the Way was Saturday December 24, 2011 / 11:00am.
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Quick -- Get the family over to Act II Playhouse! Your help is needed to solve a case and save Christmas. In a fun play that mixes mystery with comedy, a Tinsel Monster is on the loose at the North Pole, and the elves are so frightened that they've stopped making toys. Production is down! Something must be done! Mrs. Claus calls upon Murray the Elf to solve the case, but time is short and he's going to need your help. Designed for children ages 5-12 and their families, this show is guaranteed to put you in a jolly mood. Learn More
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The premise was terrific - a family oriented holiday comedy musical variety show. The cast was witty, spontaneous and all were fine singers. What just wrecked the experience for our group was the expectation that this would be appropriate for children as well as adults. For goodness sake, a 5, 7 and 8 year old set of sisters on were not only in the audience, but also on stage for one of the segments. With these and other kids present, under the auspices of family friendliness, one skit had a depressed elf, after a cute-to-that-point skit of the rest of the cast helping him keep his poetry free of inappropriate language, finish his sanitized poem with the phrase - loud and clear, "GOD DAMN IT!" It was completely unnecessary. The skit could have ended where the elf explains that free verse doesn't have to rhyme. Can you imagine the cute but high-spirited 5 year old from the stage going home, getting frustrated with something, and bursting out with "GOD DAMN IT!"? Yeah, the family will be so glad they took her to this show. I was there with an exchange student. What a sad duty to explain that particular skit to her, after saying how this was a family show with no inappropriate language, etc, then have to retrench and tell her what words she SHOULDN'T learn from it. The rest of the show was great. There was no reason to have betrayed the families who came there with kids taking the description seriously about the clean content. Note to the producers and cast - please consider your young audience for the upcoming shows. Wishing you well, and hoping you take this review in a helpful spirit. The potential here is HUGE for a fun, family-friendly night. Spoiling the experience with one joke out of hundreds isn't worth it.
About the Ticket Supplier: Act II Playhouse
Act II Playhouse, a non-profit 501©(3) organization in Ambler, is committed to creating and programming world-class theatre in a venue whose intimacy draws audiences and actors into dynamic interaction. Act II produces new, classic, and contemporary plays and musicals that reflect the highest artistic standards.