Made in China
By Andrew Andrews
No, people, this is not the latest Broadway production from Disney, despite the elaborate puppets with an almost animation-like quality. And it is not a story for children (or for that matter, the easily offended), full of liberal use of the F-word, not to mention puppet sex and full-frontal polyester nudity. But this is a musical of professional caliber, with catchy songs, an engaging story and laugh-out-loud moments from beginning to end. And on top of that, it’s a call-to-action with a not-so-subtle message about human rights and social responsibility. Put it all together and you’ll find a unique theatrical experience that will challenge your idea of what a puppet show can be.
Andrew Andrews attended Made in China at 59E59 Theaters in Manhattan on Sunday, February 12, 2017 @ 3:00pm to write this review.