Gruff! NYC Reviews and Tickets

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(9 Reviews)
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Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Quirky

About the Show

Doppelskope presents an interactive musical for young audiences that reinvents 'Three Billy Goats Gruff' as a puppet parable about climate change.

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Member Reviews (9)

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Clever, Delightful, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy smart children's theatre.

Don't see it if You dislike shows that encourage call and response from children (think Dora the Explorer). You get annoyed by mics that aren't loud enough

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Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if If you have children and want a fun way to teach about the enviorment.

Don't see it if if you dont believe in global warming or care to teach children about it.

86
Fun, Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Eco-friendly

See it if you want a cute and fun show for toddlers. My 3yo claimed to love it, tho a lot went over his head. A fun silly show with a big message.

Don't see it if you're looking for big budget spectacle; this is a small theater and a relatively low-tech show. If you don't believe in climate change...

79
Clever, Confusing, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you want to teach your child a bit about saving the earth.

Don't see it if you want a lot of laughs and you want a clear-cut message about the environment. Still an effort was made to show how we destroy our land.

92
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You want to see a wonderful funny interactive show for children and adults

Don't see it if You only enjoy big productions and if you are afraid of puppets

97
Clever, Entertaining

See it if You have kids and want to introduce them to theater. Cute way to include saving the environment and inclusion into a kid-friendly activity.

Don't see it if You don't like kids.

84
Delightful, Funny, Refreshing

See it if You like a fun and entertaining show. Kids would enjoy it.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy shows for kids.

92
Funny, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if like eco themes that inspire kids, fluffy creatures, and silliness. Well directed and great actors. Didn't feel patronizing. Great energy.

Don't see it if Beginning has a story that scared my kid, but it is short and story reverses itself so that scary ones becomes the kids' favorite characters

Critic Reviews (2)

DC Metro Theater Arts
August 7th, 2017

"Everything that great children’s theater should be...Entertaining, engaging, and educational in its delightful delivery of an important message about the need to save our planet by protecting the environment...The show is at once smart and silly, with humor that will get even the adults laughing...The entire cast is irresistible...'Gruff!' is guaranteed to keep children (and adults) spellbound and to remind all ages to stop polluting our clean air and destroying our green Earth."
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Theatre is Easy
June 1st, 2017
For a previous production

“Doppelskope combines various storytelling styles in this delightful performance…Cast members impress with their high energy…It's an hour of nonstop fun for the kids, but there are also extremely relevant sociopolitical messages in this show…The issues explored in 'Gruff!' are more urgent than ever, and its creative team does a commendable job in creating an educational, well-crafted, and exhilarating piece for all ages.”
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