I know what you are thinking, and you would be exactly right. This musical is based on the same Mad Libs word game that we all know and love. I recall playing this game with my family and friends and being doubled over with laughter, and that’s why I just couldn’t wait to see what this was all about. Let’s just say I was not disappointed.
This madcap Mad Lib Musical features 4 adorable and talented tweens that form a band and enter a contest at their high school to win recording contract that will make them big stars. So the accidentally named band “I’m Still Thinking” are up against the current leaders “No Direction”. In all we have the conceited Virtuosa (Lindsey Brett Corothers), and her jock brother Gogo (Jeanfranco Cardentey), the nerd Geyser (Max Joseph) and the sweet and smart shy girl Merrily (Melody Madrasz). Merrily has not finished all the words to the music for the competition, so in 4 buckets there are nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that were collected from the audience before the show on color coded paper. As they sing their songs they randomly pull words from the buckets and fill in a blank. As you might imagine it’s very funny and it’s all new every show. The kids all do their own improvising and do a great job at working the random words that come out into they musical numbers. They also use the words in the buckets in other fun and creative words. I can’t tell you how excited I was to hear my word “gigantic” come out in one of the songs. Merrily is the last to compete, but in order to beat “No Direction” she is going to have to pull a perfect 10. You might be surprised at the final score, and surprised you will be, because I’m not telling.
This show is targeting a child audience of 7 - 11, but I’d say it’s for little kids, big kids, and the even bigger adult size people that hide a little kid inside. You know who you are…the ones who put on sunglasses and a hat and sneak into the Muppet Movie. Seriously, this is tons of fun for the whole family, so bring your kids if you have them, and if you don’t and you just want to laugh for 55 minutes, then bring yourself before it closes on January 3, 2016. For tickets and more information visit http://www.madlibslive.com/ and check my site for available discounts here.
Since this is a child friendly show, please be considerate when entering your Mad Lib words. You’ll need to keep it clean. I’m going to suggest an adult night, where you can take out the filter. The possibilities are endless. Thisbroadsway 11/2/15