Spring Production

Animal Crackers

Performances: 8pm Evening / 3pm Sunday Matinee

Friday April 27th 8pm

Saturday April 28th 8pm

Friday May 4th 8pm

Saturday May 5th 8pm

Sunday May 6th 3pm (matinee)

Friday May 11th 8pm

Saturday May 12th

The Presbyterian Education Center

64 Oswego Street

Baldwinsville, NY 13027

Book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind
Music and Lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby

Directed by Dan Stevens

This hallmark of Marx Brothers lunacy was revived on stage by Washington's Arena Stage. Audiences flocked as critics from coast to coast applauded the antics of Captain Spalding and company at Mrs. Rittenhouse's ritzy weekend gathering.

"Delicious...A nonstop riot" - a profusion of puns, gags, and hysteria with only an occasional pause (or maybe, gasp) for breath. - The Washington Tribune

"The 1928 Marx Brothers' Broadway musical, lovingly reassembled by Arena Stage...is called Animal Crackers. But you might just as well call it bonkers!...Check your rationality at the door. Disorder is the order of the evening, and lowbrow humor is its high calling." - Washington Post

Cast:

Hives    Jack Carr
Mme. Doucet    Susan Johnson
Mrs. Rittenhouse    Nora O'Dea
Arabella Rittenhouse    Tara O'Connor
Mrs. Whitehead    Heather McNeil
Grace Carpenter    Willow Eckel
John Parker    Derek Powell
Roscoe W. Chandler    Lanny Freshman
Capt. Jeffrey T. Spalding    Doug Rougeux
Horatio Jamison    Andrew Skinner
Emanuel Ravelli    Dan Stevens
The Professor    Jennifer Staples
Sgt. Hennessy    

 

Ensemble: Aaron Bleiweiss, Cheryl Teal, Tori Sayre, Dylinn Andrew, Angela van Gorder