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Click, Clack, Moo – TheatreworksUSA FREE!

August 1st, 2009 by Oscar E Moore

What’s that strange noise coming from the barn?  By golly, it’s the cows gotten hold of little Jenny’s lap top and printer that Farmer Brown (Drew McVety) has taken away from his granddaughter (Sarah Katherine Gee).  The cows are cold.  Freezing cold.  And Farmer Brown refuses to give them blankets.  And so bovines Darlene (Gretchen Bieber) and Loretta (Michael Thomas Holmes) led on by their leader Maddie (Kristy Cates) decide to go on strike!  Way to go cows!  You show that stingy Farmer Brown that he won’t get any more milk till he warms up the barn with some blankets.

Even though the cows and the chickens aren’t very friendly with each other – they are set up to be a sort of Jets and Sharks from West Side Story (just part of the fun that adults will have) they decide to join forces and force Farmer Brown to give in to their demands.  DeMond B. Nason as the go-between Duck will “qwack you up” with his antics.

If you are wondering what to do with the little tots this summer and want to introduce them to live, wonderfully entertaining musical theatre – CLICK, CLACK, MOO should be at the top of your list of things that are a must.  And it is FREE!  At the Lucille Lortel Theatre in the heart of Greenwich Village.  Presented by TheatreworksUSA.

Based on the book by Doreen Cronin with illustrations by Betsy Lewin this live song and dance version by Billy Aronson (book)  Kevin Del Aguila (lyrics) and Brad Alexander (music) will win the hearts of the kids and everyone else who attends with them.

There is enough action and visual jokes and puppets and delicious costumes and great bent out of shape sets in primary hues to keep the tots eyes focused on the stage at all times and plenty of puns and clever lyrics and top rate performances to please any adult.

Director John Rando keeps things going at a good clip clop and there are some fun dances by choreographer Wendy Seyb.  It’s an hour’s worth of good time fun with some valuable lessons of life and some new words to be learned that will last long after you go home.  It’s simply a delightful moosical!


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