Review: Jay & Shilo: Prop Catastrophe By Triplets Theatrical
Show: Jay and Shilo: Prop Catastrophe
Show Date: July 14, 2022 (12:45pm)
ST. VLADIMIR THEATRE
Review By: Jenn Boulay
Lessons to be learned in Jay and Shilo: Prop Catastrophe (produced by Goldenberg Productions). It is a musical adventure that will make you want to move and groove along to the music.
Following two siblings, Jay and Shilo on a lesson-learning adventure, along with their friend, Igor (a wizard). Throughout the show they find themselves in a messy situation because Jay did not want to do his chores and took a short-cut.
Filled with musical and dance numbers, children and adults are bound to have a great time! Interweaved into the show are jokes for adult audience members. The references to Broadway Musicals and pop culture like Wicked, Frozen, and Harry Potter, will give you a good chuckle. With a smaller crowd of mostly adults, the performers kept the energy high, making the experience enjoyable.
The wider message of the show is about responsibility and asking for help. Since Shilo tried to take a short-cut to finish his chores, it ended up in a disaster, and learned that he had to take his responsibilities seriously. And Igor learned to ask for help when he made a mess.
The way that the overarching lessons being taught were easy to grasp for children – the intended audience. By choosing a simple situation such as chores, children could easily relate to this.
If you would like to sing and dance to some catchy tunes and have a great time, I recommend you catch one of their last shows!
Jenn Boulay (she/her) is an emerging interdisciplinary performance artist/creator, playwright, singer-songwriter, musician, theatre reviewer, and scholar. She holds BA from the University of Toronto in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. You can find her creative and academic work published in Feminist Space Camp Magazine, Knots: An Undergraduate Journal of Disability Studies, TRiC, and UC Magazine.