Seven in One Blow, Or the Brave Little Kid
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Seven in One Blow, Or the Brave Little Kid
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Seven in One Blow, Or the Brave Little Kid NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful, Funny

About the Show

An interactive holiday show for children, based on the classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (4)

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683 Reviews | 161 Followers
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Funny, Goofy, Instructional

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.

Also Here let me defer to the audience for which his play, an adaptation of the popular folk tale, "Seven in One Blow," has been devised & presented at the holiday season for several years. The kids around me, some very young, enjoyed themselves, squealed a lot, roared back when they were asked to, & sang along as needed. That was enough for me. And the lessons of empathy & understanding the play reinforced are more important than ever.

599 Reviews | 285 Followers
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Funny, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if The brilliantly staged & acted Grimm's fairy tale on themes of self-confidence/over-confidence, humility/bullying but mostly on tolerance,*

Don't see it if Uninterested in what the next generation may think or believe.

Also *may be the best gift you can give to your child this holiday season. And boy, do today's kids need to hear about tolerance... And here is what Albert Einstein has to tell parents abt fairy tales: "If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Highly recommended for kids 5+ and kids at heart.

567 Reviews | 151 Followers
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Holiday-alternative, Delightful, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting

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.

5 Reviews | 2 Followers
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Cliched

See it if You like cliche endings

Don't see it if You don't

Critic Reviews (2)

New York Theater
December 5th, 2009
For a previous production

"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."
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Theater Talk's New Theater Corps
December 23rd, 2009
For a previous production

"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."
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