Barnyard Madness with the Three Little Pigs, an all-singing, all-dancing, musical comedy by the Actors’ Repertory Theatre, will be performed at 12:30 and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 5 through April 17 at the Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth St.
Barnyard Madness, one of 15 original fairytales that are part of the Santa Monica Playhouse award-winning Family Theatre Musical Matinee Series, provides a show for the entire family, a playhouse spokesperson said. The show is described as a 1940s “country and western romp” that follows the romantic antics and show business aspirations of the singing McPig Sisters and their wolverine admirers.
Audiences are introduced to the American rhythms and culture of the late 1940s through the use of colorful musical numbers and detailed costumes created by award-winning designer Ashley Hayes. Production numbers such as “Smoking May Be Hazardous to Your Health,” “Give In!” and “What Is The Difference Between Us?” offer humorous, yet keen, insights into the dangers of smoking and substance abuse and the deceptive nature of stereotypes, the playhouse spokesperson explains.
The musical is written and directed by the award-winning creative team of Chris DeCarlo and Evelyn Rudie, and features James Cooper, Melissa Gentry, Cydne Moore, Katherine Washington, Sarah Yette and Celeste Akiki as the Parisian she-wolf Loupina Loup de Loup.
Tickets are $10.50 for children 12 and under, or $12.50 for adults. For reservations, the playhouse box office at (310) 394-9779 ext. 2.