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Lyric Stage Company of Boston
Between Trinity Pl and Stuart St 140 Clarendon Street Boston, MA 02116
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The Lyric Stage is a short walk from the Copley T station, and parking is $7 in the evenings with validation at a nearby garage
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44 stars
attended May 20 2011

The Marx Bros material held up quite well in 2011 and that is a tribute to the good writing. The performers need to project their voices more and the horn Harpo uses needs a little more volume. The punch lines with local references were clever...continued

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3 stars
attended May 28 2011

Funny. Clever use of period costume and wigs to set the mood. And the Marx brothers are always worth a laugh.

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended May 27 2011

An enjoyable evening highlighted by the wit and dialogue of Groucho Marx. A bit long and too much music, but I suppose it was as it was originally on Vaudeville.

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Hooray for Captain Spaulding!

Hilarity ensues in this classic Marx Brothers musical when Mrs. Rittenhouse’s swanky house party honoring the African explorer Captain Spaulding is interrupted by the pilfering of a prominent painting. Screwball antics arise as the guests search for the thief, resulting in this “uproarious slapstick comedy” (New York Times_). An adaptation of the original 1928 Broadway hit and classic 1930 film, this “madcap musical” (_Chicago Tribune) features favorite songs including “Three Little Words,” “I Wanna Be Loved by You,” and others.