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Kevin!!!!!

Members say: Great singing, Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Must see
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Critics
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8 reviews
Members
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7 reviews
 

Both spoof and tribute, Recent Cutbacks' highly theatrical parody of 'Home Alone' is intensely physical, imaginative, and silly, using only rudimentary props and costumes to recreate iconic moments from the film.

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The folks who brought you 'Hold on to Your Butts' and 'Fly, You Fools!' tackle their most ambitious project to date, featuring live projections, puppets, and a four-person choir, all told in Recent Cutbacks’ signature style of humor, nostalgia, and theatricality. Discover the true meaning (maybe) of Christmas this year with 'KEVIN!!!!!!'

 

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Reviews (15)

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83
Avg Score

75
The New York Times

for a previous production "'Home Alone' offers a target ripe for mockery, and as directed by Kristin McCarthy Parker, the company does a pretty thorough job in one breathless hour...Providing bite-size musical chestnuts of the season is a talented choir...The affection here for 'Home Alone' is palpable—it helps to know the original—and largely devoid of malice. The show doesn’t really have to go there; the movie’s script (by John Hughes) approaches self-parody." Full Review

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Theater In The Now

for a previous production "Comedy troupe Recent Cutbacks takes the flick, condenses it into sixty minutes, and reminds the audience just why we love the movie. The parody is nostalgia to the max with multimedia devices, puppetry, and Foley work that bring laughs and smiles from start to finish. 'Kevin!!!!!' is virtually a jam-packed highlight reel of 'Home Alone' through non-stop comedy. There's no shortage of creativity on the stage...Recent Cutbacks has upped the parody game once again with 'Kevin!!!!!' Full Review

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Theatre is Easy

for a previous production "Director Kristin McCarthy Parker has a lot to juggle, so it's impressive how seamlessly scenes transition without missing a beat. You don't need to have seen 'Home Alone' to enjoy the skill involved in 'Kevin!!!!!', but because it's so fast paced, it might be hard to follow if you have no prior knowledge...A highlight of the show is hearing the John Williams score and other songs from the movie performed by a talented four-person choir dressed in festive holiday sweaters." Full Review

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Manhattan Digest

for a previous production "An absolutely charming twist on the classic film ‘Home Alone’…Director Kristin McCarthy Parker and her ensemble employ a number of clever techniques to convey the story including crafty camera work, miniature and life-size sock puppets and small house models…This is loving parody at its finest, performed by a group of talented comedians who clearly have remarkable chemistry with the material and one another." Full Review

85
Stage Buddy

for a previous production "Their tightly arranged choreography allows them to go quickly from scene-to-scene, and their use of cameras to project those scenes is impressive...Choir members do a great job of making it feel as though you are actually watching a condensed version of the movie. Even if you go for the singing alone, it will be well worth the price of a ticket...Mostly it’s laugh-out-loud funny all the way through...Fans of 'Home Alone' are going to get a kick out of 'KEVIN!!!!!'" Full Review

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Fuck Yeah Great Plays

for a previous production "Director Kristen McCarthy Parker deserves all the lovely cheese pizza for balancing live actors, puppets, video feed and more while distilling the movie down to the essentials for the hourlong show, though some mid-scene puppet changes feel as though Parker doesn’t trust the audience to follow along...Parker and the Recent Cutbacks crew have creativity to spare, and when it comes together, it makes 'KEVIN!!!!!' as comforting as an ugly sweater or a cup of hot chocolate." Full Review

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The Reviews Hub

for a previous production "A hilarious, innovative parody of 'Home Alone'...The entire cast, and their puppets, do an expert job of recreating most of the 1990 Christmas hit, with some cuts for time, all while injecting just the right amount of commentary...Every transition works like clockwork, and this team is so knowledgeable about their craft that they improvise in ways that further heighten the show’s humor...Director Kristin McCarthy Parker has crafted a real winner." Full Review

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Pop City Life

for a previous production "Recent Cutbacks members consistently strike gold, delivering production after production full of heart, comedy, and sweat, and 'KEVIN!!!!!' has proved that they’re still at the top of their game...The screen projections and puppetry were cool, impressive, and well-crafted, but I must say that I did find myself enjoying the live-action parts of 'KEVIN!!!!!' a bit more. This cast is so talented at what they do, and it really is an enjoyable experience to watch them." Full Review

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Avg Score

90
Ambitious, Clever, Must see, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you'd love to revisit a popular childhood memory in a fresh, creative, side-splitting show. The concept, staging, performances, etc. are A+!

Don't see it if you're worried about actually busting a gut. I haven't laughed this much at a show (or heard an audience laugh this much) in YEARS.

88
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if You're a fan of Home Alone. You enjoy parodies. You like puppets. You want a fun, light evening out.

Don't see it if You don't like or haven't seen Home Alone. You don't like parodies or puppets. You want a serious play.

96
Must see, Quirky, Hilarious, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you want to laugh and be moved at the same time.

Don't see it if you don't like comedy.

Also What a fun show. I never expected to enjoy a show inspired by Home Alo... Read more Read less

97
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you've ever seen the film Home Alone and you like to laugh...a lot. The cast and choir are funny and joyous; the show is clever.

Don't see it if you're a Scrooge.

100
Funny, Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You grew up watching Home Alone and enjoy unique, minimalistic theater productions

Don't see it if You don't have a sense of humor and if you don't like puppets.

Also Only critique is girl who plays Mrs. McAllister and Marv needs to perf... Read more Read less

100
Clever, Must see, Quirky, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if You're looking for a great laugh!

Don't see it if You're boring :)

100
Funny, Delightful, Must see, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You love Home Alone.

Don't see it if You are crazy.