The Transport Group presents a revival of this zany musical retelling of the classic story of 'The Princess and the Pea,' featuring Jackie Hoffman as Princess Winnifred and John “Lypsinka” Epperson as Queen Aggravain. More…
During a kingdom-wide search to find a princess fit for the hapless Prince Dauntless, in swims the less-than-regal Princess Winnifred the Woebegone. Unrefined and undeniably charming, Winnifred is like no princess Dauntless has ever seen and his heart is captured. The truly terrible Queen Aggravain goes on a mission to come between her son and his soulmate in this comedy re-telling of 'The Princess and The Pea.'
See it if you need a OUAM fix. The show is delightful fluff, but this production never soared. I liked the projected sets, but others didn't.
Don't see it if you want a stellar version. Lypsinka overdoes it. Hoffman is sweet, but lacks presence and voice. The cast needs some diversity.
See it if you want to see a great cast perform a classic. Great fun!
Don't see it if you don't like "fairy tales". This is really well done but it's still basically an adult cartoon.
See it if You want an enthusiastic cast performing a charmingly old-fashioned musical. You like fractured fairytales. You like musical comedies.
Don't see it if You prefer more contemporary musicals. You like serious stories. You prefer shows w/bigger production values.
See it if You love Jackie Hoffman. She is always great but the story is dated and not interesting.
Don't see it if You don't like musicals. And even if you do this is not a very good one.
See it if you enjoy light, humorous, fairy tale type musicals. This show has a fun score that was well sung in this production.
Don't see it if you are looking for something a little more serious.
See it if You really like fairytale spoofs and have exhausted most other options, or are just a huge fan of Jackie Hoffman.
Don't see it if Your idea of humor is not taking a half dozen funny jokes and driving them into the ground.
See it if you like old-fashioned musicals with hints of modern/irreverent twists. Or if you want to spend a couple hours with a big smile on your face
Don't see it if you're a traditionalist, or a sourpuss.
See it if Jackie Hoffman & Lypsinka float your boat. They're Serta-nly swell. Zak Resnick, Cory Lingner & Ryan Hunter Herdlicka Sealy in the charm.
Don't see it if a pea or 2 of lumpy staging keep you from enjoying a good night's entertainment. Most performances lack the distinctive edge of the leads.
See it if You love Jackie Hoffman, Lypsinka or the show's magical score.
Don't see it if You're expecting a genius, revelatory night at the theater. It's a just-okay production of a really sweet (but twee) musical.
See it if you like Jackie Hoffman. She's worth the price of admission. Hysterical!
Don't see it if dated, tedious musicals aren't your thing. The material's not great and the production felt like a high school musical with Broadway actors.
See it if C'mon -- it's LYPSINKA! And Jackie Hoffman! That should be enough to get you there. The rest is just the icing on the cake.
Don't see it if You're looking for Pinter. Or a Russian tragedy. This is just a flat out good time, and if you don't like a good time stay home. (LYPSINKA!)
See it if Do/Don't already worship Jackie Hoffman. Enjoy inventive tech in theater and use of scenic animation. Support non-trad casting.
Don't see it if Expect a show of actual theater and not just a campfest. Expect professional theater to have higher production values than a high school.
See it if You wanted the chance to see a trouper like Jackie Hoffman in a great comic performance. Bonus points for a fun turn from Lypsinka.
Don't see it if OK it's a bit long and a bit thin on the story side,. but the winning lead performances made up for that.
See it if You like sweet old fashioned musicals with clever lyrics and lilting tunes. There are cute touches in the staging too.
Don't see it if You're put off by a community theater level of performance, besides the two principals. The cast is spirited and well meaning however.
See it if You want to be fully entertained for over 2 hours by a most talented cast.
Don't see it if You don't like singing and dancing on stage because there's lots of that.
See it if you're a die-hard Lipsinka/Jackie Hoffman fan & enjoy campy updates of old warhorse musicals.
Don't see it if you saw Carol Burnett play Winifred. No way to match that performance. Also if you expect non-traditional color blind casting. Not here.
See it if You're a Jackie Hoffmann or Lypsinka fan. Amazing what a bawdy comedienne & an evil drag queen can do to rejuvenate a silly old show.
Don't see it if You don't care for old fashioned musicals, fairytale or... well, fun.