Skippyjon Jones OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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Opening Night:
July 17, 2012
Closing:
August 17, 2012

Theater: Lucille Lortel Theatre / 121 Christopher Street, New York, NY, 10014

Synopsis: 

Before you can say "holy guacamole," Skippyjon's wild imagination transforms him into El Skippito Friskito, the greatest sword fighter in Mexico! SKIPPYJON JONES is based on the popular picture book series of the same name by Judy Schachner.
Tickets for SKIPPYJON JONES are FREE and are available on a first-come, first-served basis in-person at the Lucille Lortel Theatre Box Office (121 Christopher Street) on the day of the performance. Tickets for each day's performances will be distributed beginning one hour prior to the first performance of the day. There is a limit of four (4) tickets per adult per day.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Skippyjon Jones

    Cat With an Identity Crisis Turns Into a Dashing Dog

    LAUREL GRAEBER

    July 29, 2012: How would Don Quixote behave if he were a cat? Would he hiss at windmills? “Skippyjon Jones,” the latest family musical in Theatreworks USA’s Free Summer Theater Program, suggests an answer. The title character, a Siamese cat, may not share all Quixote’s qualities, but he does have an impossible dream: to be a Chihuahua. Not just any Chihuahua, but a swashbuckling, sword-fighting, romantically noble one.

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  • NEW YORK DAILY NEWS REVIEW OF Skippyjon Jones

    Off-Broadway musicals ‘Skippyjon Jones’ and ‘New Girl in Town’

    Joe Dziemianowicz

    July 26, 2012: On the surface this one-hour show for kids 4 and up is simply a kicky tale of a big-eared Siamese cat who’d rather be a Chihuahua. But look closer and themes resonate about acceptance and being comfy in your own skin, er, fur. Either way, it’s light and bright and scampers along thanks to five game actors and a litter of lively songs by composer Eli Bolin (“Sesame Street”) and lyricist Kevin Del Aguila (“Altar Boyz”), whose story is based on Judy Schachner’s picture books.

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  • THEATERMANIA REVIEW OF Skippyjon Jones

    Skippyjon Jones

    Andy Propst

    July 26, 2012: Little ones learn some important lessons about the power of the imagination and accepting others for who they are in Skippyjon Jones, the new musical that TheatreworksUSA is offering free-of-charge this summer at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. With a breezy book and gag-filled lyrics by Kevin Del Aguila and a deliciously giddy Latin-infused score by Eli Bolin, the show also proves to be a great deal of fun...for theatergoers of all ages.

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  • BACKSTAGE REVIEW OF Skippyjon Jones

    Skippyjon Jones

    Sam Thielman

    July 25, 2012: Once upon a time there was a beautiful Kevin Del Aguila–Eli Bolin score that lived with some embarrassing direction and a horde of delighted under-10s in a Theatreworks USA production called "Skippyjon Jones." There are kids' musicals and there are kids' musicals, and "Skippyjon Jones" is one of the latter. It's not as much fun for parents as, say, "Click, Clack, Moo," which set a high watermark for tuners about socialist farm animals, but it's everything a discerning 5-year-old is looking for in the theater.

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