Public Domain: The Musical

musicals and operas · hyperbolic media/running song productions · Ages 13+ · United States of America

family friendly world premiere
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June 08, 2019 certified reviewer

What I liked

This show was a blast in so many ways; the puppets, the costumes, the songs, the public domain characters, everything seemed to be both skewed and coherent at the same time. The brevity of the performance allowed every moment to count, an a certain tuber-themed fascist personality really sealed the deal for me. Also, just about the right amount of excrement-themed humor to satisfy children and adults alike.

What I didn't like

The puppets were awesome, especially when they were used for physical comedy; I wish they were used a bit more in this way, though it may have been difficult given the actors having to hide behind a curtain while playing them. Also, I would have appreciated so deeper digs at a certain domineering entertainment enterprise, but I think they did a good job (overall) of not bringing on any lawsuits!

My overall impression

A very fun sendup of corporate intellectual property considerations and Hollywood auditions!

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