A me­an­der­ing Muppet May­hem

The Tribune (NZ) - - THEATRE -

Larger than life Muppet heads are the prin­ci­pal at­trac­tion in this school hol­i­day romp aimed at the young end of the age scale.

In fact the heads, cour­tesy of Chris Bur­ton and Palmer­ston North Boys’ High, and the at­tached colour­ful cos­tumes are the real stars of this per­for­mance, as an ensem­ble of young ac­tors pirou­ette through a makeshift Muppet Show.

Hosted by Ker­mit the Frog, spe­cial guest Katy Perry (from Fox­ton Beach) finds her­self at odds with a lime­light ‘hog­ging’, Miss Piggy, while a fart-mak­ing Fozzie Bear per­pe­trates the usual groan-wor­thy pun based jokes.

The chick­ens hav­ing got kids in the au­di­ence up for the bird dance, es­cape the fry­ing pan in one of the es­capade’s bet­ter skits, then are mes­merised by Gonzo and try a coup (or was that a coop) of their own. The singing im­proved as the show went on, but ar­dent fans of the Katy Perry song Fire­work might like to have some­one else take their chil­dren.

It’s ok if you are pre­pared to make al­lowances, but the ac­tors do need to take a more dis­ci­plined ap­proach es­pe­cially with their singing per­for­mances.

PHOTO DAMIAN THORNE/ SUPPLIED

Fozzie, Camilla, Ker­mie and Miss Piggy pro­vide a lit­tle Muppet May­hem at the Globe to keep the kids amused dur­ing the school hol­i­days.

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