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Alligator Pie

Members say: Delightful, Entertaining, Clever, Quirky, Funny
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Canada's Soulpepper Theatre Company presents a family musical inspired by the poems of Dennis Lee, best known to U.S. audiences as the lyricist for 'Fraggle Rock.' 

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Generations of Canadian children have grown up listening to the poems of Dennis Lee, affectionately known as "Canada's Father Goose." Five of those kids, now grown-up creators, have crafted a musical for all ages that celebrates his work and the very notion of "play." Part of the Soulpepper on 42nd Street festival.

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DC Metro Theater Arts

"An original family musical that not only charms and captivates kids, but also dazzles and delights adults...Smart and silly and creative and colorful, and provides proof positive that this world-class Toronto-based troupe excels at everything it does...Reminds us that truly great children’s theater is great theater for all ages...You can’t help but love the inventiveness, enthusiasm, and talent of this superb company and the joyful tone of this delectable show." Full Review

The Toronto Star

for a previous production “This is one pie you’ll want a second slice of…An amazing hour of music, poetry and sheer theatrical invention…This work is credited as an ensemble creation...They all work so well together you’ll want to hug them collectively or, at least, never take your eyes off them while they’re onstage...This isn’t a kid’s show. It’s a people show. All human beings are invited and ought to attend as soon as possible.” Full Review

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Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Playful

See it if you want to feel like a kid again. Grown-ups that retain the playfulness of children in a funny and entertaining hour.

Don't see it if You don't like theater for children

Delightful, Sweet, Imaginative

See it if you like stories written for children by adults with imaginations, who've never lost touch with their little child within...

Don't see it if you don't like children's shows...

Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Quirky, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy a silly low key hour of fun perfect for kids as well. Americans may not get all the Canadian references, but it remains good fun!

Don't see it if You don't have a funny bone or want to laugh, or like kids at your theater. This is geared towards young people. Go with the flow.

Enchanting, Exquisite, Masterful, Must see, Great staging

See it if you want to laugh, be entertained, get goosebumps, listen to simple beautiful music and kid's poetry.

Don't see it if you want to see something serious with an actual plot (this is short poems that don't relate to each other).

Funny, Clever, Delightful, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You're a kid at heart or you have 4-10 year olds that you want to expose to theatre. WONDEFUL

Don't see it if If you're not looking for fun.

Creative, Delightful, Quirky, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you want to just smile and connect with the inner kid inside yourself.

Don't see it if if you don't like shows where there are lots of children (although, in this case) it was not an issue at all.

Also I think this show entertained those of us who have grey hair as much a... Read more Read less

Delightful, Quirky, Children's theatre

See it if I don't like slapstick at all. So this children's production has appropriately much of it.

Don't see it if If you don't like children's theatre or slapstick.

Also The whole in the bag song acommened by the office Supply rhythm sectio... Read more Read less

Delightful, Intelligent, Quirky, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You want a family musical that doesn't insult children's intelligence & will entertain adults. You enjoy whimsical musicals.

Don't see it if You don't like family musicals. You're allergic to children.

Clever, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a whimsical children's classic from another country and/or make nice memories with your kid(s)

Don't see it if you're a childfree adult who's usually not interested in children's theater or you disliked Stomp

Funny, Clever, Delightful, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if you want to forget your troubles, destress, laugh out loud and have a permanent grin throughout this show watching the clever shenanigans of

Don't see it if you don't like children and adults laughing out loud uncontrollably at times or if you don't like clever, imaginative, very funny shows!

Also an expert troupe that takes the poems of Dennis Lee and brings them to... Read more Read less

Funny, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You still are a child at heart. So fun and delightful. I laughed until I cried. So much fun.

Don't see it if You don't have an imagination. Or you don't want to remember how much fun it was to be a kid.

Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You like a fun show with a talented cast

Don't see it if You don't like children

Delightful, Quirky, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You have kids or are a kid at heart. If you enjoy fun poems and songs, or have a love of the source material.

Don't see it if You don't like children's theater or you are a terrible, horrible person.

Also What a fun time I had with my wife and kids at this show. We'd never r... Read more Read less

Funny, Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if If you like making friends on a imaginary journey.

Don't see it if Dont like cartoon characters telling a story.

Great everything

See it if You are young at heart and definitely if you have young children or grandchildren.It is a fabulous production by a very talented group.

Don't see it if You are a stick in the mud.

Clever, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You have little ones or appreciate art for children. Or if you love silly poetry.

Don't see it if You want a narrative or don't like kids

Clever, Delightful, Must see, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if you want to laugh and enjoy a master class in stage presence and comedic timing, fantastic musical numbers, and Lee's brilliant verse!

Don't see it if you can't stand silly, not even silly and smart.

Also I'm definitely going to see this production a second (or maybe even th... Read more Read less