Part of FringeNYC: A murder farce for our locavore age! When the founder of a food coop in liberal Brooklyn is found dead inside the solar-powered Gore 3000 freezer, the ensuing free-range investigation is part Agatha Christie and part Julia Child. More…
Categories: Comedy, Musical/Opera, Local. From Neo-Shtick Theater. Written by Gersh Kuntzman and Marc Dinkin. Directed by Eric Oleson.
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Part of FringeNYC: A murder farce for our locavore age! When the founder of a food coop in liberal Brooklyn is found dead inside the solar-powered Gore 3000 freezer, the ensuing free-range investigation is part Agatha Christie and part Julia Child (and part "Colombo," if the great detective had been sleeping with all his suspects). "Murder at the Food Coop" is by the same team that did the award-winning 2005 Fringe Festival hit, "SUV: The Musical."
See it if have high tolerance for no A,C., like mere volume where comedy should be, take to heart & wallet reviews written by schills for the show
Don't see it if you care to understand lyrics, storyline, humor
See it if you are a foodie New Yorker who loves send ups of so many song and story references - my favorite was To Serve Vita-Man .
Don't see it if you don't like unnecessary over miked singers. And music that competes rather than accompanies the words.
See it if you like quirky characters and hilarious situations or if you think Law and Order would make great musical. Foodies are welcome!
Don't see it if you are snob against Brooklyn hipsters or hate bubblegum pop musicals with 60's rock n roll vibe (drums, piano, electric guitar).
See it if you like grocery shopping, mismatched couples, and film noir
Don't see it if you hate Brooklyn and don't care where your produce came from
See it if you can laugh at your politically correct self. Especially relatable for anyone familiar with Park Slope and the food co-op.
Don't see it if liberal humor does not appeal to you.
See it if you want a couple great, funny songs in a generally well-developed musical led by its two amazing leading actresses. I give it a B+/B grade.
Don't see it if you want everyone to sing well (only two did), dislike some overplayed banal puns, and want the entire cast to be strong and interesting.
See it if A real musical with creative original songs and great acting in a large cast.
Don't see it if no reason not to see this - one of the big productions in this year's fringe
See it if you like madcap farce, an energetically staged small-scale musical, and over-the-top satire of politically correct foodies.
Don't see it if you believe the Park Slope Food Coop can save the world or you expect musical actors to have decent voices and enunciate the lyrics clearly.
See it if your enjoyment of the songs, singing, and performance will outweigh your feelings about the (somewhat lackluster) dialogue.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy comedic musicals or if you are short and can't arrive early (the stage is low, making for poor visibility from many seats).
See it if Looking for a fun and funny well-played and well-sung musical with strong and clear characters enmeshed in a tale of passionate local lore.
Don't see it if You don't get a program at the door - good for learning more about the show AND fanning yourself if it gets too hot.
See it if you like to laugh, appreciate the silliness of 'all natural, superorganic, free range, non-gmo' entertainment
Don't see it if if you had kale for breakfast, and drink boiled artic spring water bottled by unwashed eskimos
See it if The cast gave their all.
Don't see it if If you like your satire to be sharp and to the point, this show isn't there. It might have worked if it had been an hour shorter.
See it if You are a foodie, a liberal, a resident of Park Slope, and if you are a member of a food coop, it's a must-see
Don't see it if You're looking for a profound, serious dramatic experience