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"Holy cow, run, don’t walk, to the New Victory Theater…’Mother Africa’ is a dazzling festival of physical performances. On display are acrobatic feats that easily rival those of Cirque du Soleil, but with far more soul…The juggling is mind-boggling…The African music and dancing is delightful as well…'Mother Africa' is perfect for children of all ages…I cannot say enough great things about this show. Go see it. You and your kids will love it." Full Review
"Using song, dance, and story elements, 'Yaki Yim Bamboo' aims to portray daily aspects of Caribbean culture...While the actors all performed ably, it seems a missed opportunity that there were no authentic Caribbean accents among the cast...The caricatured dialects quickly wear out their welcome...Although my four-year-old daughter couldn’t recount the main conflict or other plot elements, this did not impede her enjoyment...The songs in 'Yaki Yim Bamboo' are delightful." Full Review
"The upbeat songs, rapid-fire dialogue, and bright costumes easily held the children’s attention. The cast is enthusiastic and the songs are memorable...Parents will appreciate how the conflicts in the show are resolved with hugs and songs, rather than a patronizing after-school special trope...'StinkyKids' is not as entertaining for adults as some other kids’ shows, but it combines wholesome charm with earnest life lessons in a way that resonates naturally with kids." Full Review
for a previous production "In an era when children’s entertainment is often a flamboyant bonanza constantly bombarding the senses, 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' show feels refreshingly personal and unassuming. The set, costumes, and script are modest, but colorful, and the production is minimal, except for the sheer number of vibrant puppets...Jonathan Rockefeller has created a charming four-part show based on Eric Carle’s classic books...The small-scale production feels both familiar and exciting." Full Review