“Brain scrambler” is an apt description of this ninety minute thrill ride that twists and turns and doubles back on itself.
The trick to making a classic tale work is to find a way to relate the story to today’s mindset.
Revitalizing everything about Jack and the Beanstalk except the soundtrack and script is like putting a new paint job on an antique car but ignoring the fact that its guts are rusted out.
“The Peter Rabbit Revue” is a showcase of Engler’s 34 years of experience. He knows how to please an audience of children and adults.
Staged with marionettes and a smattering of shadows, Jim Bowen’s vision of the Igor Stravinsky abridged ballet score is ambitious, possibly overly ambitious.
Puppeteers need a venue like Cat’s Paw Cabaret. It’s a great place to flex creative muscles and experiment with crazy stuff.