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Animal Crackers is a Broadway revival of a hilarious whodunit featuring the classic Marx Brothers’ comedy. This is a raucous and boisterous musical which is sure to get its audience laughing throughout the two and a half hour. You can catch the amazing cast starring Harpo, Zeppo, Chico and Groucho live as the musical hits your nearby theatre by getting Animal Crackers tickets in advance. Directed by BJ Jones, Animal Crackers is full of one-liner jokes, amusing dance numbers and brilliant songs. The show is a must watch, especially if you love the Marx Brothers’ crazy and irreverent antics.
Produced by S M Harris, this musical comedy gem first opened on Broadway at the 44th Street Theatre in 1928 and ran there for a total of 191 performances. Starring the Marx Brothers who were gaining popularity and fame at that time, the musical was written by Pulitzer winning playwright George S. Kaufman along with the dramatist Morrie Ryskind. The score of this seemingly timeless production is the joint effort of Hall of Fame inductees, Bert Kalmer and Harry Ruby, who made a perfect songwriting team together and has written the score of many other musicals.
Animal Crackers was adapted for a film in 1930 where the lead roles were played by the characters from the stage production. Choreographed by Baayrok Lee, the Washington production of Animal Crackers was directed by Douglas C. Wager and was premiered at the Arena Stage in 1982. The musical was revived time and again by other production companies including Connecticut in 1992 and Paper Mill Playhouse (New Jersey) in 1993. The West End production company also revived the musical at the Lyric Theatre, opening on March 1999. Starring Toby Sedgwick, Jean Challis, Joseph Alessi and Ben Keaton, the musical toured the UK and closed in May 1999.
The musical has been revived by Chicago Production Company which opened at the Goodman Theatre in September 2009 and closed the same year on 1st November. Starring in this revival were Molly Brennan, Joey Slotnick, Jonathan Brody and Ora Jones. In 2011, the musical also ran for one month in Boston at the Lyric Stage Company. The 2013 season of Animal Crackers was opened in June at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Animal Crackers became the third and the last Broadway show of Marx Brothers who made their Broadway debut in 1924 by starring in “I’ll Say She Is” and next appeared in another musical comedy, “The Cocoanuts” which ran for around three years at the Lyric Theatre.
Hailed as a rip-roaring and sidesplitting lunacy and a perfect escape from mundane routine, Animal Crackers is a remarkable comedy musical perfect for all ages. Friends, families and even kids can come along with parents to enjoy this high-flying comedy show that will set you rolling in the aisles. The show starts off with the disappearance of a valuable painting from the Rittenhouse estate during a party thrown in the honor of Captain Spaulding. Animal Crackers is a masterpiece of American Theatre filled with snippy zingers of Groucho as he lets loose an endless stream of puns which you’ll have to listen hard to hear. Apart from the Marx Brothers outrageous comedy, the musical features mysterious identities and gives a dose of other worldly affairs of love and romance.
Capturing the true comic brilliance and the essence of Marx Brothers, the superb cast of the 2013-2014 season of the Animal Crackers comprise of nine members of Actors’ Equity Association. These include Brad Aldous as Harpo, Jonathan Bordy as Chico, Sean Montgomery as Zeppo, Bruce Randolph Nelson as Groucho, Catherine Smitko as Mrs. Rittenhouse, Erin Kommor as Grace Carpenter, Dina DiCostanzo as Arabella Rittenhouse and Sean Blake as Hives. Watch the funny Marx family come to life as the musical reaches your city on its upcoming tour by getting some cheap Animal Crackers tickets in advance. Mimicking the signature moves and mannerism of real Marx Brothers in this zany new revival, the musical is a delight whose comedic prowess cannot be ignored.