New York | 1h 20m | Already closed

The Solve It Squad

From 2 critic and 54 member reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Quirky, Hilarious

About the show

YouTube comedy group the Tin Can Brothers present this dark twisted send-up of classic children detective stories like Scooby Doo, the Hardy Boys, and Nancy Drew. More…

The one-act play follows the adventures of a group of former kid detectives who, after 20 years of growing up and apart, must return to the scene of their greatest unsolved case: the murder of their trusty dog Cluebert.

1h 20m | Already closed | TBG Mainstage Theatre (Midtown W)


85
ZEALnyc

"A parody of 'Scooby Doo'...For people unfamiliar with the acting style of Team StarKid, and now Tin Can Bros., it borders on slapstick sarcasm with some witty jokes thrown in for good measure. Needless to say, there were many, many laughs throughout the evening...The humor isn't overbearing, and actually ranged somewhere between practically perfect and bloody brilliant, showing off the creative geniuses assembled in this cast." Full Review

85
On Stage & Screen

for a previous production "The dynamic between the characters is complex and well-drawn, even in an absurd situation, and the way they all turned out as adults is both believable and delightfully dark. It is all perfectly played by the talented and funny cast, and, impressively, all four of them have satisfying arcs despite the brief running time...An impressively hilarious show that manages to evoke nostalgia while still feeling very fresh and exciting." Full Review


100
Entertaining, Hilarious, Funny

See it if you're looking to laugh. If you're a fan of StarKid you'll especially love this show! Such a funny parody on Scooby Doo.

Don't see it if you're looking for a serious show. This is a hilarious twist on classic kid detectives.

100
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You will laugh the whole time. It’s funny and you fully feel the show from start to finish.

Don't see it if You will miss out on a show that is funny and cool

97
Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious, Delightful, Clever

See it if you like The Tin-Can Brothers & their parody of Scooby Doo! I can't wait to go back. Funny, smart Joey Richter and Lauren Lopez killed it!

Don't see it if don't like smart, quirky parodies or if you don't like small cozy off Broadway theaters! I suggest the movie of the week or Netflix.

95
Refreshing, Quirky, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want something silly and clever, with a mix of nostalgia and dark humor.

Don't see it if You don't like slapstick, you never watched Scooby Doo or old cartoons. Not for young kids!

95
Funny, Enchanting, Clever

See it if If you grew up loving Teen Mystery .

Don't see it if If you don’t like to laugh.

90
Great staging, Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you loved kids mystery books and TV shows, especially the original Scooby-Doo series.

Don't see it if you don't like some adolescent humor or have no idea who Scooby-Doo is.

86
Quirky, Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like parodies and clever jokes that go into pop culture parodies. If you're a Starkid/TinCanBros fan, you'll be pleased.

Don't see it if you don't like pop culture parody or silly shows that just exist to poke fun at movies and shows

86
Funny, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of parodies of Scooby Doo or if you like Tin Can brothers. Appears to be a cult following based on fan reaction. Campy and fun

Don't see it if You don’t like small theater

Also Tin Can brothers have some of the solve it squad on You Tube and if yo... Read more Read less

85
Fluffy, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if you like Scooby Doo and pop-culture references, you want an entertaining and funny (yet substance-free) show

Don't see it if you want an elaborate set, you don't like improv (while it's not improv, it does has that feel to it)

85
Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you like clever dialog, funny characters, zany situations, and evocative audio. A zoo filled with visual parody and riotous goings-on.FUN!

Don't see it if you expect a serious pursuit of clues with Sherlockian deductions by expert sleuths in capes. Instead, crazy characters do solve the case.

85
Hilarious, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like parodies, funny shows, or beloved childhood characters as adults (Scooby-Doo.)

Don't see it if you're looking for a serious drama.

Also I believe in rating shows based on what they are attempting to be and ... Read more Read less

85
Must see, Hilarious, Funny

See it if It was such a funny show , they were all very good if you just want to go out and laugh this is your show.

Don't see it if If you do not like comedies.

84
Entertaining, Delightful, Quirky, Silly, Funny

See it if You remember Scooby Doo fondly, you love parodies, you're a fan of Tin Can Brothers and/or StarKid.

Don't see it if You're looking for a full set, a huge cast, and flashy dance numbers. This is just fond silliness.

84
Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if You remember watching scooby doo fondly. Like silly comedies. Want a fun night out

Don't see it if You prefer serious plays. Have never seen scooby doo or hated the show.

84
Raunchy, Funny, Clever

See it if you've been a fan of any of the cast members/creative team before, you like tight shows that don't drag on

Don't see it if you take yourself too seriously, you are looking for a deep theatre-going experience

82
Quirky, Entertaining, Funny

See it if Are a big fan of Scooby-doo. Funny spoof!! Looks like there is a teen to early 20's following. Reminds me of the Puffs The Play.

Don't see it if If you are not a parody fan or young crowd. Or is if you are a fuddy duddy!

80
Great acting, Clever, Funny

See it if you enjoy fast-talking parodies filled with somewhat raunchy humor; you like the actors and their previous work

Don't see it if you are expecting a complex mystery to solve along with the actors; you don't enjoy farcical humor and parody

80
Entertaining, Hilarious, Funny, Silly, Quirky

See it if It like watching Saturday morning cartoon, and the Hardy Boys crime solving teen see them older and not so wiser.

Don't see it if They group up with problems of drugs and language.

80
Edgy, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if If you enjoy deconstructions of your childhood. The play's funny, and takes the characters to interesting futures.

Don't see it if There's a lot of interesting ideas here which I wish had a bit more of a serious look. The play's vulgar, so don't think this is for kids

80
Could be better, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you enjoy parody work, actors who love what they're doing, and shorter shows.

Don't see it if you require Broadway-level production at an off-Broadway venue.

Also The current iteration of the show suffers from some indulgence on the ... Read more Read less

80
Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You like dark comedy and stories about friendship, or if you the original members of Team Starkid.

Don't see it if You don’t like short format plays or irreverent comedy.

79
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if A solid send-up of the Scooby Doo series. The jokes land and the performances are sharp. A funny sketch.

Don't see it if You don’t like parody shows. Or have never seen Scooby-Doo.

79
Resonant, Refreshing, Great writing, Funny, Clever

See it if You ever watched Scooby Doo and wondered whatever happened to them. Good writing and funny antics

Don't see it if You feel you've outgrown childish things.

79
Clever, Funny

See it if You like smal initmet settings and theaters with a tiny cast. Very funny and you have to use your imagination.

Don't see it if You like large theaters, big casts and many different costumes.

79
Funny, Clever

See it if you like scooby doo and want to see a decent parody. Unique in how they handle adult scooby characters

Don't see it if you don't like scooby doo or have never seen it. Completely relies on Scooby lore to understand

Also It's funny but not overwhelmingly so. There are a few good laughs but ... Read more Read less


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