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Jack and the Beanstalk

From 3 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful, Relevant

About the show

This riotous all-ages morality tale invites the whole family to take part in the 300-year-old theatrical tradition of the panto. More…

'Jack & the Beanstalk' brings tap-dancing animals, pie fights, cross-dressing characters and the most glittery of sets to the Lower East Side. Inherently irreverent and lightly political, 'Jack & the Beanstalk' is a celebration of the classic tale, where good eventually triumphs over evil. Get ready to cheer the heroes, boo the villains, and look out behind you!

Member Reviews (3)


Funny, Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful, Relevant
Avg Score

Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Relevant

See it if you want to be a kid at the theater again, yelling and shouting back at characters, laughing and enjoying a great cast of all ages.

Don't see it if You want your fairytales as they were in the storybook.

Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You want to see a new spin on an old fairy tale. Love the references to the LES!

Don't see it if You don’t like going to shows with kids in the audience. Interactive and noisy.

Great staging

See it if you have a child, very engrossing, fun and cast was wonderful

Don't see it if you do not have children

December 11th, 2017
"As a newcomer to the genre, I was instantly converted by this funny, big-hearted and utterly charming production, and I hope it will set an example for local family programming for many holidays to come...The show keeps a light touch when it comes to pointed references, preferring to deliver a m...
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December 10th, 2017
"Many shows for kids preach diversity, community and acceptance, but the gleeful, glittery and gangly 'Jack & the Beanstalk' embodies those qualities...Although it's a bit too long and frequently messy, 'Jack & the Beanstalk' rarely droops, thanks to David Quinn's glorious costumes, plenty of aud...
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December 11th, 2017
"For children’s theatre, this production is on the longer side at just under two hours (with intermission), but remains engaging throughout. There is flash, charm, and interaction for the younger audience, and cleverly crafted entendre to keep an older audience entertained...Most importantly for ...
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December 8th, 2017
“The musical shares with much political theatre and current burlesque a semi-amateur, homemade character, which proves endearing and fun as long as the script keeps things moving...At a few points the drama puttered to a stop. It doesn’t help that Fraser’s writing lacks bite...Coming to the rescu...
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