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Theatre Reviews

This pro­duc­tion had a small house at 10 AM on a Tues­day, which is too bad, since it relies on audi­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion. On the oth­er hand, the dozen or so kids who were in the audi­ence enthu­si­as­ti­cal­ly joined in when asked, always a good sign for a performer.

The Prince and the Witch is essen­tial­ly sto­ry­telling with cos­tumes and a basic but effec­tive set piece thrown in. The actor changes cos­tumes on stage, which could be off-putting, but it short­ens the time between scenes, and gives the young audi­ence an insight into the mak­ing of theatre.

I must admit that I found the sto­ry and the writ­ing in gen­er­al to be a bit pro­sa­ic, but Jazz Haz did not cre­ate this piece with me in mind. The per­former was engag­ing and although he did not seem to dif­fer­en­ti­ate the char­ac­ters he assumed oth­er than with the cos­tumes, he got the sto­ry across.

The biggest endorse­ment of the show is that from what I could tell, every sin­gle kid in the audi­ence joined him for the finale.

Kids Venue — MTYP Main­stage
Sto­ry­telling
45 Min­utes
Kid Friend­ly