Audience: Matthew Atherton
Gideon and the Blundersnorp was such a great show! I laughed out loud and also teared up when Gideon had his revelation that there was a chance he could break out of his situation, rise above it, and be... more.
I loved the music, the lyrics to the songs, the distinct personalities, the subtle nods to fantasy pop-culture, and the writing for both the strong female role and the heroic male role. I also loved the production - the horse chase on stage and its dramatic ending had me almost out of my seat! Also, the hour-long running time is really friendly for kids.
I wish I could think of something that could help improve the production, but I'm sorry to say I can't think of anything. The cast had great energy and were a joy to listen to, the house was managed well, the show started on time, it was only an hour - so didn't need an intermission, I was able to find parking, and all of the details for being able to attend the show were clearly communicated. I guess the only way to improve it would be to do a sequel!