In this zany musical adventure Jack meets the Giant of big business and learns about self-reliance, conservation, and good ol’ American ingenuity. Filled with comedy, puppetry, and loads of heart— this show is sure to be a GIANT family hit.
A Broadway style musical for kids and families-- Jack and the Soy Beanstalk has an "Animaniacs-type" sense of humor and song styles that range from rock-a-billy to hip-hop and even some opera. A live band accompanies the actors in the telling of the tale, and several styles of puppetry are featured too. There's a surprise around every pea-pod!
Our story follows the classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk, but it's been re-tooled to relate to today's kids in today's America and their unique obstacles. I mean, how many kids do you know who have cows in their back yards? So, in our story, Jack must sell his family pick-up truck because the price of gasoline is driving them to the poorhouse. The giant isn't just some tall guy in the clouds. Our Giant is the C.E.O. of a "giant" farming corporation: Big Aggie Reaping Farms (B.A.R.F.). Through his battle with the Giant, Jack discovers that greed consumes itself, and that only through the help of our neighbors will we all prosper.
About the Company: Wide Eyed Productions
Wide Eyed Productions is a New York-based collective dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the creation of risk-taking, relevant theatre. Through a core ensemble committed to both the birth of contemporary works and the rebirth of classic texts, it is our goal through collaborative process to discover and create new theatre that stimulates the imagination and awakens the public's passion for high standards in performing arts.
SATURDAY August 15 @ 12 Noon
SUNDAY August 16 @ 4:15pm
TUESDAY August 18 @ 5:30pm
WEDNESDAY August 19 @ 7:15pm
FRIDAY August 21 @ 7:30pm
Theater: Dixon Place
Address: 161A Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Fringe NYC at 866-468-7619