Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Stinky Cheese Man and other fairly stupid tales

Opening number from
 Stinky Cheese Man
The Stinky Cheese Man and other fairly stupid tales is playing on the Arcadia Stage of the Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2nd Street, through June 12, 2016.   It is impossible to measure whether louder giggles come from the kids or from the barely suppressed chuckles of the parents.  This is one performance that has the common denominator of absurdity which will tickle the funny bone no matter what the age of the audience member.  Everyone will delight in this marvelous production. The running joke of “cow patty” may have the children falling out of their seats laughing, but the surprise element in which it is uttered has many startled adults jumping out of theirs. Characters engage children from the aisles and children clap and rap right along with them. The fairly fractured fairy tales are enchanting.  Spoiler Alert…. The Ugly Duckling grows up to be a really ugly duck!  And the Giant’s hand is gigantic!  Don't be fooled by the title, The Stinky Cheese Man and other fairly stupid tales..  These are tales are ones for you to hold  in awe.  You haven't seen anything until you have seen The Stinky Cheese Man fall into the water and get "flushed" down the drain. There are several musical pieces.  Trivial lyrics parodying well known musical numbers are side-splitting, laugh-out loud hysterical.  The beauty of this production is its multiple facets; it speaks to everybody… an awesome experience for kids and adults alike.  It’s one that’s not to be missed!  For more information or tickets, call 215-922-1122; visit online at or walk-up at the box office at 40 N. 2nd Street in Old City, Philadelphia.

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