I had a terrible night at the theatre, this wasn’t it.
Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre presents a faithful adaption of the forever zany Marx’s Brothers’ classic Animal Crackers. Fans of the Marx bros will be thrilled to find that their heroes are faithfully recreated on the stage.
Animal Crackers is cast brilliantly with everyone fitting like tailor made suit. R.J. Peters is absolutely perfect as Groucho. Wes Borg (Chico) and Britt Small (Harpo) steal hearts and the show, possibly even your wristwatch, if you’re not careful.
The adaption clings to the source material until the final musical number serves as a send up to theatre itself. Blue Bridge’s adaption is a safe one that takes little risk, but an enjoyable one nonetheless.
Animal Crackers is family friendly and fun. The Marx Brothers’ humour is timeless and this is a great opportunity to be introduced to them or revisit.
by Joshua James Collis
Animal Crackers performs August 2 – 14, 2016
Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre
The Roxy Theatre 2657 Quadra St, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 4E3
Buy tickets through the new Roxy Box Office! In person at 2657 Quadra Street (at Hillside Ave.) or over the phone (250) 382-3370. Tuesday – Saturday, 12pm – 4pm or online in the link below.