SUBMIT ABOUT FAQ
PEOPLE COMPANIES VENUES
LOGIN NEW USER PRODUCTIONS
REVIEWERS SIX DEGREES
A User-Driven Site for Theater in Atlanta, Georgia
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

a Regional premiere
CATEGORY : COMEDY CHILDREN
by Jody Davidson

COMPANY : Synchronicity Performance Group [WEBSITE]
VENUE : 7 Stages [WEBSITE]
ID# 3303

SHOWING : February 14, 2009 - March 08, 2009

[REVIEW THIS PRODUCTION]

PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

It's just a bit of kindness to offer a cookie to a hungry little mouse, right? Hmmm ... maybe not. One ill-fated boy finds out just how kind it is or isn't when he meets one particular mouse one particular day. Based on the popular book by Laura Joffe Numeroff.


CAST & CREW LIST
Click to Submit Cast & Crew Info for this production
REVIEWS

[REVIEW THIS PRODUCTION]

If You Invite a Grown-up to a Children's Play ...
by Dedalus
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
4.5
If you invite a grown-up to a children’s play, he’ll probably ask to bring along his little girl.

If a little girl gets invited to a play with her Daddy, she’ll probably want to wear a fancy new dress.

If she wears a fancy dress, she’ll want a hairbrush to look really special.

If she gets to the play looking really special, she’ll want to buy a snack and a drink.

If she has a drink before the play, she may forget to “Go.”

If she’s like most little girls, she’ll want to sit in the front row.

If the actors talk to her, she’ll talk back.

If the actors drop something (like mouse hair) on the floor in front of her, she’ll dive for it.

If she forgot to “go” before the show, she’ll want to “go” NOW (even if Daddy is enjoying himself more than is healthy for a grown-up).

If the show is REALLY good, she’ll want to go to another play.

My little girl wants to go to another play!

-- Brad Rudy (BKRudy@aol.com)

Postscript – I need to give a few “shout-outs” here –

“HEY” to Brent Nicholas Rose for making me believe he was 12 years old. His work in “After Ashley” was obviously no fluke.

“HEY” to Enisha Brewster for convincingly channeling her inner mouse.

“HEY” to Malika DeShon for taking that old vaudeville staple (the Mirror Scene” ) and making it seem fresh and new (I actually thought it was a real mirror for the first couple of beats).

“HEY” to director Suzana Berger and her design team for creating a fast-paced, seamless production that works on “somebody else’s set.”

And a great big “HEY HEY HEY” to Jody Davidson for taking what is essentially a really young children’s book, and fashioning a play that is enjoyable by all kids and the grown-ups who love them.

(And Julia (age 8) says, “I hope you bring it back next year because it was so funny and I loved it so much I want to see it over and over again.”)


[POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]


[REVIEW THIS PRODUCTION]

OPENING SOON
Billy Goats Gruff
by Davies
Capitol City Opera Company
CLOSING SOON
Billy Goats Gruff
by Davies
Capitol City Opera Company
Man of La Mancha
by Dale Wasserman, Joe Darion, and Mitch Leigh
Capitol City Opera Company
NOW PLAYING
9 to 5: The Musical
by Songs by Dolly Parton, Book by Patricia Resnick
Onstage Atlanta, Inc.
August Summer Harvest 2016, The Lakeside Plays
by jpbeck
Onion Man Productions
Billy Goats Gruff
by Davies
Capitol City Opera Company
God of Carnage
by Yasmina Reza
Pumphouse Players
Improv Monster
by Jackpie Theatre Workshop
Jackpie Theatre Workshop
Man of La Mancha
by Dale Wasserman, Joe Darion, and Mitch Leigh
Capitol City Opera Company
Once Upon a Murder
by Marc Farley
Agathas: A Taste of Mystery
Stealing Home
by Pat Cook
Live Arts Theatre
The Bridges of Madison County
by Marsha Norman (book) & Jason Robert Brown (songs)
Aurora Theatre
The Foreigner
by Larry Shue
Lionheart Theatre Company
The Legend of Georgia McBride
by Matthew Lopez
Actor's Express

©2012 TheaterReview.com. All rights reserved.