Theatre Review
3:16 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Denver Center Theatre: Animal Crackers

Bob Bows theatre review
Let's go back to the public stage in the late '20's and early '30's, during the transition between Vaudeville and musical theatre, when a variety of great acts were woven together with a comedic premise, providing evenings of great hilarity, virtuosity, and social commentary. 
Jim Ferris as Captain Jeffrey T. Spaulding (Groucho)
Credit Jennifer M. Koskinen / www.ColoradoDrama.com
 No one had more fun with this form than the Marx brothers—Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and Zeppo—on stage and then on film.  In the Denver Center Theatre Company's current production of Animal Crackers—a 1928 stage musical and 1930 film—we have the pleasure of experiencing the charm and zaniness that made this bunch of goofballs one of the all-time favorites of the English-speaking world. Bob's full review is posted at www.ColoradoDrama.com.