Members say: Delightful, Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Quirky

About the show

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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90
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

95
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


100
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.

100
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

100
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).

98
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

97
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy clever interpretations of poetry by a very talented theater troupe

Don't see it if you don't enjoy movement and joy.

96
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.

95
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

95
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.

94
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

93
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Refreshing

See it if You love creative adaptations of poetry in theater and children. Adults can enjoy as much as children. Extremely clever.

Don't see it if You don't like poetry and children and creative adaptations.

91
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy light hearted singing with a clever set of actors. Kids will love this as will the young at heart

Don't see it if You are looking for something serious .. this is very kid friendly.

90
Delightful, Quirky, Entertaining, Engaging, Great staging

See it if You enjoy cleverly staged shows that, though designed for children, are also engaging for adults. Amusing, touching and well-acted.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy children's shows, simple comedy, toe-tapping music or innovative staging.

90
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.

88
Delightful, Enchanting, Fun, Whimsical, Clever and creative

See it if Enjoy theater for kids that adults love as much. Charming musical revue where everyday objects are art & music is conjured from the air.

Don't see it if Have no inner kid, can't appreciate, quirky, silly shows even when smart & masterfully handled. It's 1 hr of joy with multi-talented cast.

Also Creative enough to make you weep. ... Read more Read less

86
Funny, Delightful, Quirky, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You like to be entertained in a slapstick manner. This play was based on Dennis Lee's wonderful book of children's poems.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a play with children attending.

Also I loved the creativity, I loved the poems, I was delighted by the vers... Read more Read less

86
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.

85
Funny, Delightful, Refreshing, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if you like musical and physical theater.

Don't see it if you don't like comedies and musicals.

85
Funny, Clever, Refreshing, Entertaining, Great for families

See it if You are a kid-at-heart or have kids to entertain. Original music and Seuss-like short story-verses offer gentle, soulful, G-rated fun.

Don't see it if You expect a play with a plot, these are short pieces of poetry set to action and music. If you need your theater serious, and lacking humor

85
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

85
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.

84
Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if Grew up with Fraggle Rock or watched it with your kids? You will love this as it is not just a kids show, a feel good experience

Don't see it if It does have a somewhat juvenile bent so if you into more serious or "grown up" entertainment, should probably skip this one

84
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

83
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you have children. This show presented poetry but in a very entertaining and inventive way. Musically and staging well done.

Don't see it if you do not like any presentation of poetry or like sophisticated poetry only. Adults can enjoy this show also.

83
Funny, Clever, Quirky, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You like children's show like Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock performed by energetic, talented creatives actors

Don't see it if You dislike silly sketches and props made from everyday items. Hate Sesame Street and children's rhymes Are too grown-up to remember fun

82
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


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