Last week my family and I attended the opening of "Jack and the Beanstalk" at Bergen County Players in Oradell. We always look forward to BCP's annual holiday show for families and this year was no exception. From the moment young Jack Sprague played by Emerson student Alex Cafe belted out his first note, we were taken in by the story of Jack's (mis)adventures with magic beans, a giant, and unimaginable riches.
I love they way director Bill Kaufman reinvents the classic tale of "Jack and the Beanstalk" with comical characters that draw laughs from the children and parents in the audience. A big shout out to Chris Canti who plays the Giant in his BCP debut. Even my daughter, who is generally frightened of all "bad guys", loved the Giant and his silly antics. The engaging musical numbers keep the children interested and even singing along by the end.
If you are lucky enough to have a seat near the aisles, you are in for a special surprise! But even if you don't have aisle seats the theater is perfectly intimate to enjoy the show. They even have boosters for the little ones.
We look forward to our annual tradition of seeing BCP's holiday show, and the meet and greet afterwards. It is a wonderful opportunity to introduce children to live theater and support local talent.
At $14 per ticket, this show will inevitably sell out. Purchase tickets online at http://www.bcplayers.org/ and tell us afterwards what you thought of the show!
Disclosure: Macaroni Kid Northeast Bergen and Paramus was provided complimentary tickets for the purpose of this review. All opinions are solely that of the author.