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FRINGE REVIEW: The Goodtimes

A cheesy robot, laser light show, and two rock-star caricatures in plush mascot costumes help kick-off The Good Times, a piece that combines The Muppet Show’s unpolished allure with all the deadpan mockery of Spinal Tap.  A blend of crude and simple humor, the show parodies pop-music and the rockstar lifestyle.  Its loosely structured script incorporates elements of audience participation, dance and music as The Goodtimes rock band stages a gaff-filled concert.  While audience participation helps drive the show and colours much of its plot, it also ensures that each night will be different, making it hard to guarantee the show you see will be similar to the one reviewed here.  If you like tongue-in-cheek humor, are willing to shout out some off the wall ideas or have ever wanted to play a Theremin, then you are likely to have some good times at this one.

Three and a half out of five stars.

more in Fringe Reviews     |     posted Aug 13th, 2010 at 11:17am     

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