Yippee Ki-Yay Merry Christmas is a fun holiday treat that holds audiences hostage, packed to the roof with 80s references
What’s clear that not unlike the spirit of Christmas itself, the show is a seamlessly collaborative effort devoted to the joy and spreading of peace on the earth and goodwill to all.
What makes Massenet’s opera impressive is not its plot. It’s that, of all the many iterations of this story, Massenet’s may be among the most mature.
This clever trickster, seemingly a middle European version of Anansi the Spider or the witty Hebrew cousin of the American Br’er Rabbit, is portrayed with contagious glee by ensemble member Anderson Lawfer.
Schwartz has expertly tweaked the lyrics and melodies of the original tunes just enough to make his new songs feel familiar but, to those who know these Broadway standards, sound as if they’re being played in a slightly different key.