Signature Theatre revives its hit multimedia clown show featuring Bill Irwin and David Shiner. More…
After an extended sold out run in 2013, Bill Irwin and David Shiner's award-winning, critically acclaimed production of 'Old Hats' returns to the Signature Theatre. This production reunites the clowns with original director Tina Landau and introduces their new songstress and comic foil Shaina Taub. Using music, technology and movement, Irwin and Shiner combine their inimitable magic and slapstick to create an unforgettable outing that's fun for the whole family.
See it if you want to laugh. You'll leave feeling better about the world. The men are masterful and Shaina Taub more than keeps up with up them!
Don't see it if you've forgotten how to laugh...although this show might remind you!
See it if you want a good night of laughter. Hilarious, old-timey show. Slapstick and silly.
Don't see it if You like deep jokes and a rich story. Know what you are getting into when you go see it.
See it if You like these actors and/or old fashioned clowns and vaudeville style entertainment.
Don't see it if You don't like old style vaudeville or clowns. I guess I don't. To me this was not compelling.
See it if I think everyone would like this show! It is great for kids, parents, dates, intellectuals, music aficionados.
Don't see it if If you do not have a sense of humor!
See it if you like clowning, great music and audience participation. These are two pros who know how to charm an audience within this genre.
Don't see it if you're looking for a profound message or if you don't like slapstick. Don't sit in the front if you don't want to be part of the action.
See it if You like an evening of leisurely vaudeville clowning with a hip band jazzing up the scene shifts
Don't see it if You need plot and words to move your night along
See it if you want a night filled with laughter and comedy gold. It's fun, has great music by Shaina Taub, and you'll leave smiling.
Don't see it if clowning or audience participation aren't for you. It's a funny, silly show, but you have to be in the mood for it.
See it if I love Bill Irwin. He is irresistible, funny, clever, gentle, intelligent, with a body of rubber! The music is also wonderful. See it.
Don't see it if You need a really appreciation of imagination to enjoy this show. You have to meet the performers halfway and go with the fun.
See it if You enjoy a vaudeville-style show. I generally do not, but this gave me a few good laughs. I felt like I was in a comedy club.
Don't see it if You are seeking a serious play with a theme, or do not enjoy physical comedy.
See it if This was the second time I saw the show. I enjoyed the music and some of the audience participation, but liked it better the first time.
Don't see it if You don't like comic routines.
See it if you've never seen Bill Irwin do what he does best! 90 minutes of joy and silliness. Don't miss it!
Don't see it if you hate having a good time and laughing yourself silly.
See it if You are in the mood for a vaudeville type show that is slap-stick and almost entirely silent clowning. The cast and band are entertaining!
Don't see it if If silly is not your thing..I think if you are in the right mind-set this is a fun and unique show. A nice change from the same old formats
See it if you appreciate incredible movement and humor. The between skit music by Shaina Taub was also beautiful and funny. Bill & David are masters!
Don't see it if You want something with a continuous plot. You don't like traditional or modern clowning.
See it if You love clowns, are a fan of Bill Irwin or like a light, frothy night at the theater.
Don't see it if You prefer plot-driven theater will real backbone. This encompasses a series of lovely, sweet vignettes - but does not really tell a story.
See it if you're in the mood for hilarious physical comedy and clever music. The guys were great and I loved Shaina Taub's fantastic music.
Don't see it if you're looking for a show where you can sit grumpily for two hours. That's pretty much impossible here.
See it if You love clowns and adore the brilliance of Irwin and Shiner. I missed this the first time and am thrilled to catch it now. Genuises!
Don't see it if You don't like vaudeville, sketches or need a traditional play.
See it if you are a fan of physical comedy that borrows from commedia dell' arte (props over scenery); and if you love inspired clowning by Bill Irwin
Don't see it if largely non-verbal comedy bores or irritates you, or you're not a fan of Chaplinesque short bits or don't especially like physical comedy.
See it if you want a delightful, joyful evening of old-school cabaret and clowning with fantastic tech.
Don't see it if Individual scenes have some plot, but it's not a play. The clowning isn't constant; it is also 1/3 cabaret.
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