Where: Check the web-site for locations and dates
Who: Ages 10 and above
Our view: If you were raised on The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family or even reruns of The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family, you will love this show. The show is a spoof of Shakespeare using the Bradys and the Partridges. It is mainly a spoof of Romeo and Juliet with a little bit of Hamlet and Macbeth thrown in. References to one or two other Shakespearean works may be thrown in as well. Even if you are not entirely familiar with the works of Shakespeare, that will not take away from your enjoyment of the show. Despite its ties to the previously named Shakespearean dramas, the show is actually a musical comedy. The music adds to the nostalgic feel of the whole show as all the musical numbers are songs which were previously sung on either The Brady Bunch or The Partridge Family. The songs, however, are used in quite different ways than they were in the original shows. In fact, these Bradys and Partridges are quite different than the families you remember. In this version, Mrs. Brady wants Mr. Brady to eliminate his boss, Mr. Phillips in order to take his job, Shirley Partridge is married to the family's manager, Ruben Kincaid, and that is just the tip of the iceberg. However, the show is really very fun and entertaining. We would not recommend the show for very young children because of adult themes and simulated violence. Despite that, it is actually a very funny show, and we would highly recommend it especially for anyone who either grew up in or has a great love for the 1970s. For more about the show go to http://thebardybunch.com/ .
And that's our view. Tune in for tomorrow's Talking Topic post where we will be talking more about The Bardy Bunch.