Jersey Shore: The Musical | Improv/Sketch | Chicago Reader

Jersey Shore: The Musical Recommended The Short List (Theater)

When: Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through Sept. 10 2011

Whether or not it's the low watermark of American culture, MTV's reality show Jersey Shore has all the raw ingredients for good musical theater: oversized characters, lots of emotional tension, and a smush room. But while the TV show can provoke discomfort or even mild horror, this skillful musical parody from 4 Days Late Productions pulls out the elements that make it hilarious and captivating. The story is swift and intelligent, and the brassy, well-paced tunes neatly take the place of the confessional cam. The cast may not satisfy fans expecting body doubles, but their vocal skills more than make up the difference. --Keith Griffith

Price: $20, $15 in advance

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