Animal Crackers: Lyric Stage Company Presents the Musical Comedy Based on the Marx Bros Hit
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The last date listed for Animal Crackers was Saturday May 28, 2011 / 3:00pm.
Currently at Lyric Stage Company of Boston:
- Full Price:
- $45.00 - $65.00
- Our Price:
- $22.50 - $32.50
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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 injections into the dialogue. The performers energy level was pretty good, The costumes were nice, and the actors did some good quick changes. The choreography was decent and the set was not as playful as the show. Overall the performances were entertaining. Just for clarity the concept of paying more for seats in the center is slightly misleading as the theater has seating: left center, center center and right center... higher up you sit the more the actors voices compete for attention with musicians and musical instruments which are placed above the performance space...but it was very nice to have musicians playing and not prerecorded music.
Quotes & Highlights
- Animal Crackers is a Boston Globe Critic's Pick for upcoming theater events.
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.