Last Friday I went to a late, late showing of Oedipus for Kids! It was awesome. Just awesome.
I'm not a big musical theater fan, but I do know what I like, and this is it. With songs like A Little Complex and My Lover is my Husband is my Son, how can you not?
And how apropos it was to run into Barrett Foa of Spelling Bee (and Avenue Q)! Perhaps he's looking for more crazy (not-really-for) childrens' plays to do? (Start the rumor mills!)
Anyway, if you didn't infer from the title, the production is indeed an over-the-top recreation of a childrens' theater company performing a 'revised' version of the story of Oedipus.
Great wordplay in the songs. Good timing on the jokes; hell, the leading actress still went on stage even though she broke her foot the day before (albeit sitting on an office chair)! The show must go on!
And now that the NYMTF is over, I really do hope the show goes on... so I can see it again!