See it if you have a kid for whom you would like to reinforce lessons of tolerance & understanding in a fun, live theater way.
Don't see it if you are an adult who has no interest in what might appeal to a very young audience.
See it if Grimm's "Son of a Tailor" softened for tiny eyes.Adult cast in wee-adventure of song/dance/lessons: humility.bullying,parents there to care.
Don't see it if Fun for all, except for insects. Killing and dying referenced. An hour's alternative from the usual holiday offering.
"Genuinely sweet, heart-warming, and heart-filling hour of theatre...'Seven in One Blow' never feels like medicine, not for a second. It's played out in the same eccentric, vaguely avant-garde, lightly multimedia, deeply humanist style that characterizes all of Axis's work...The show is filled with music, physical comedy, pop culture and music allusions for the grown-ups, and talking- and singing-along for the youngsters...Axis Company ensemble members play their various roles to the hilt."
"Axis has rewritten a classic Brothers Grimm tale for a modern, child-friendly audience. In doing so, however, they’ve traded satire and irony for a watered-down, happy-go-lucky version...The script’s attempt to engage a young audience with its goofy cast of characters and simplified story line...comes across as a cop out...'Seven in One Blow' isn’t the most memorable bit of children’s theater, but it does serve the purpose of a perfect holiday treat: sugary enough to be enjoyed in the moment."