Friday, May 23, 2008

Last night I had the pleasure of seeing Jollyship the Whiz Bang at Ars Nova. Nick Jones is in the Ars Nova playgroup so I've known him for a while but this is the first time I saw him perform. He's a freaking rockstar. I had a great time at the show. If you want to see a funny irreverent pirate puppet musical, I would highly recommend this one.

It doesn't have the Party Island song though which is pretty freaking great.

(update--you can her Party Island at the Ars Nova site if you click on the poster for Jollyship.)

My favorite song is also not there. In it, the Captain wishes that he wasn't so prone to violence, but it's partially the fault of violence for being so funny. There was a line about Punch and Judy being his only role models-or something like that which I found incredibly hilarious and which I hear was an ad libbed lyric. I hope he keeps it in the show.

1 comment:

Jaime said...

Yay! I'm seeing it tonight. Very excited.