The Tale of the Allergist's Wife: Midlife Meltdown Makes Sharp Comedy
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Signature Theatre puts its own stamp on this dark masterpiece of musical theater. Written in 1928 by Bertolt Brecht, with music by Kurt Weill, The Threepenny Opera skewers capitalist society while following dashing criminal anithero Macheath as he leaves a trail of broken hearts and slashed throats throughout the London underworld. The unforgettable score's highlighted by "The Ballad of Mack the Knife" and "Pirate Jenny," and juiced by the jazzy sounds of '20s-era Berlin, while the innovative epic modernism of the work went on to influence the creators of acclaimed musicals like Cabaret and Urinetown. Learn More
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Very enjoyable play which provided ongoing laughter. The adult script was clever and brought back memories of Manhattan life. Well cast and superbly acted not only in speak but also facial expression. At first I was turned off by the set but after consideration and discussion with DH decided it truly captured the kitschy, tawdry, intended design. And the music was appropriate during scene changes.
A continual problem at this theatre is that some in the audience are unsophisticated and think they are at a movie theatre. Talking and rattling of wrappers is very annoying not only during the scene changes but also during the play itself. Perhaps a word at the beginning would serve well. It is embarrassing to have to correct adults. My 3 year old GD has better manners when attending a play.