Wombat Man: The Cereal Murders

comedy · big pink dolphin productions · Ages 13+ · United States of America

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Review by JACK ZULLO

June 12, 2015 certified reviewer
tagged as: zany · cartoonish · wacky · high energy · goofy

My overall impression

Zany cartoonish fun.

Solid ensemble cast with two opposing leads who each commit fully to the respective roles as super hero and arch nemesis.

Brian Cunningham and Jan-David Souter really kept the energy up and had nice color changes with their asides.

Ensemble rounded out well, with supporting roles that served the piece nimbly.

Really enjoyed Clare Wess Yauss’s Lucy.

Jim McCaffree’s Police Chief Leibowitz paired well with

John Wallis’ Commissioner Borden with both clearly exhibiting experience and craft.

Chrisanne Eastwood played strong as a specific character type.

The henchmen, Milk and Spoon, were amiable foils with great physicalities and Sidekick had a moment or two in limited stage time.

Costuming was bright and vibrant. Music was appropriate.

The meta breaking of the fourth wall played well and was good for a few extra laughs, especially the full cast song and dance number (you’ll see).

The only thing lacking for this show was the budget as is often the case in Fringe.

Production did well for what they were probably working with money-wise.

There were moments in the play that could have popped more had the actors been fully paid and allowed to concentrate their endeavors on solely rehearsing this piece for a month, before opening, but alas, that’s not the way of it.

Solid fun job. Glad I saw this off the beaten track beaut.

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