A "well-executed revival"
– VARIETY

September 18 – November 1, 2009 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 2 hours and 30 minutes

When a celebrated painting goes missing from Mrs. Rittenhouse’s fancy house party in honor of African explorer Captain Spaulding, her guests set out to find the thief in a series of madcap antics and exploits. Based on the original Marx Brothers Broadway hit and film classic, this contemporary adaptation of Animal Crackers is an outrageous, rollicking, laugh-out-loud musical comedy.

 

 
Artists

Book by GEORGE S. KAUFMAN and MORRIE RYSKIND, Music and Lyrics by BERT KALMAR and HARRY RUBY, Adapted and Directed by HENRY WISHCAMPER

Cast

MOLLY BRENNAN - The Professor
JONATHAN BRODY - Emanuel Ravelli
MARA DAVI - Arabella Rittenhouse / Mrs. Whitehead
ORA JONES - Mrs. Rittenhouse
ED KROSS - John Parker / Horatio Jamison
STANLEY WAYNE MATHIS - Roscoe W. Chandler / Hives
JESSIE MUELLER - Grace Carpenter / Mary Stewart
JOEY SLOTNICK - Captain Jeffrey T. Spaulding
TONY YAZBECK - Wally Winston / M. Doucet

Creative Team and Crew

ROBIN VEST - Scenic Design
JENNY MANNIS - Costume Design
MATTHEW RICHARDS - Lighting Design
RICHARD WOODBURY - Sound Design
JOHN CARRAFA - Choreographer
PAUL KALINA - Clowning Director
DOUG PECK - Music Director, Additional Arrangements and Orchestrations
NEENA ARNDT - Dramaturg
CHRISTINE ADAIRE - Dialect Coach
JAY BINDER and JACK BOWDAN - New York Casting
ADAM BELCUORE - Chicago Casting
JOSEPH DRUMMOND - Production Stage Manager
T. PAUL LYNCH - Stage Manager
ALDEN VASQUEZ - Stage Manager