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.
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This raucous comedy asks a bold question: What if, instead of Bethlehem, Jesus was born in… More
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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...
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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.