Tiny Vaudevilles is “deceptively simple and definitely delightful” says Kate Watson

Kate Watson of The Coast reviews Tiny Vaudevilles. Read the article below or at The Coast

Zuppa Theatre’s Tiny Vaudevilles is deceptively simple and definitely delightful. It plays on the idea of “vaudeville” by incorporating two of Chekhov’s funny and astute one-act farces (called vaudevilles) into the vaudeville variety-show format . This gives the talented trio of Stewart Legere, Susan Leblanc-Crawford and Ben Stone ample opportunity to show off their musical and comedy chops. As an extra layer of delight, the audience is invited to tip a glass (pre-purchased vodka or Baltic Porter) at several points during the show. The production makes brilliant use of the Music Room’s unique stage set-up, with characters exiting and entering from both the foyer and the outdoors. The “deceptively simple” comment in this review comes from the fact that the many elements of the show are held together with such easy charm that you probably won’t realize what a tour de force you’ve seen until the laughter dies down and the alcohol buzz fades away.