Review: ‘Mr. Nobody’s Spookeasy’ at the Great Star Theatre (*****)

(Sean Taylor)

(Rating: *****)

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A man named Mr. Nobody is showcasing all of the fun we can have in hell. Remember the easy nightmarish fun of childhood? Well it currently resides in the eerie shadows of Chinatown.

This Spookeasy Mr. Nobody is running is a chill and a laugh away from staying up late in our fear. It’s the best date idea just short of that last room in the abandoned insane asylum. Except at the Spookeasy you get the fantastic ghosts, you get the adventure your adolescence always dreamed of and best of all you get to effortlessly go back. Go back to knocking on strangers doors and asking for a thrill.

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It’s a gem in the fog for any fan of theatrical fire and brimstone, as it thumbs its teeth at being taken too seriously. The set and props were old timey inventive, with an eye for resource in what’s left to play with. The show never slowed as performers juggled, contorted and danced into the depths of the night.

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Too often clad in costume we chase that perfect Halloween, only to be let down in some bar. Whereas this show, this night, seems to chase you, as most good horrors do.

Mr. Nobody’s Spookeasy at the Great Star theater is exactly what Halloween should be in a city full of adults nostalgic for their first nightmare, then the playful euphoria in waking up.

What is this thing? It’s five hours of entertainment including vaudeville acts. It’s a haunted theatre. It’s a costume ball and dance party.

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It was just a dream, it wasn’t just a dream, it was more than a dream.

So much fun!!!

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