The Prince and the Witch
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