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For Whom The Bell Jingles

a New Play
CATEGORY : COMEDY PUPPET
by Lucky Yates

COMPANY : Dad's Garage Theatre Company [WEBSITE]
VENUE : Dad's Garage Theater [WEBSITE]
ID# 834

SHOWING : December 04, 2003 - December 21, 2003

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

Dad's Garage brings you all new holiday fun!
Follow Dingle, an elf going through a mid-life crisis. Should Dingle leave the North Pole and work for one of the other holidays? Watch as Jingle makes his way through each of the holidays before deciding if he'll return and work for Jolly St. Nick.

December 4th-21st.
Thursday - Saturday at 8pm,
Sundays at 5pm
Monday, December 15th - Pay What You Can Performance


CAST & CREW LIST
Stage Manager Jennah Singleton
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REVIEWS

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Puppets are Pretty Darn Funny--Manischevitz!
by tadsmooth
Wednesday, December 10, 2003
5.0
I attended the opening night of For Whom The Bell Jingles on December 4th. The story tells the tale of Dingle, a middle aged (supposedly) elf going through a career crisis.
It seems he's fed up with making toys with the other elves in Santa's workshop. He complains to Santa about it and Saint Nick offers to let Dingle visit other well known holidays to see if he's be happy there.
Santa then calls forth a reindeer to transport Dingle from holiday to holiday. At this point we are introduced to Schlomo, the Jewish reindeer! Schlomo also turns out to be quick with the one liners and is really quite the scene stealer. Dingle may be the star, and he's really quite a good character, but it's Schlomo who stands out as well. Good comedies always seem to be a team effort anyway. The comedy of the Borscht Belt never felt more represented when Schlomo delivered his lines. Dingle also receives a magic stick with a bell he can shake whenever he needs Schlomo to take him away from the holiday to visit another.
Dingle embarks on his journey visiting all the key holidays you would expect and a few you probably wouldn't. Yes Easter and Halloween are in there. The other visits are too funny and I don't want to spoil the surprise of the scenes.
All in all Dingle embarks on an often hilarious adventure visiting these holidays. Dropping him off and picking him up, while delivery sclocky one liners, Schlomo kept the audience in stitches.
I have never had seen a live puppet show before, and this definitely made me more interested in the genre. The show is pretty quick paced and hilarious throughout. There are a couple scenes, I was scratching my head as to what was happening, but we all got through it.
For Whom The Bell Jingles is really a great show with a lot of laughs and memorable characters. There is some adult humor and language, and some interesting depictions of religious icons, so this show is not going to be for some people if they are over sensitive. Some people brought there kids, but this clearly is an adult show.
Director Lucky Yates, a Dad's Improvisor and puppet pundit, leaves his zany, fun filled, hilarity as a mark on this show co-written with another funny Dad's Improvisor Scott Warren. One can only imagine the writing sessions these two funnymen must have had developing this story.
Final synopsis: For Whom The Bell Jingles is laugh out loud funny, and an entertaining piece of theatre. [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]


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