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Seven in One Blow, Or the Brave Little Kid
West Village

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

(3 Reviews)
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Delightful, Holiday-alternative, Funny, Instructional, Great staging

About the Show

For the 18th year, Axis Company presents this holiday show for children, an interactive production based on the classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm.

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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. Read more

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.

Critic Reviews (2)

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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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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