The Boy Scout Musical (Knot Prepared) | Annoyance Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

The Boy Scout Musical (Knot Prepared) Member Picks The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Fridays. Continues through May 25 2012

The concept is golden: a potty-mouthed musical satire on Boy Scout life, performed and directed by genuine former Eagle Scouts. One of those scouts, Mick Napier, has assembled a scrappy troop of top-shelf comic actors who shamble with glee through artfully awful production numbers ingeniously scored and accompanied by Lisa McQueen. A few of the scenes are inventive, as when a scout leader's scary campfire stories turn out to be about his bitter divorce, his euthanized dog, and getting a prostate exam. But the targets are mostly obvious—erratic scout leaders, manic knot-tying, wholesome-looking scouts with aberrant fetishes, homoeroticism lurking beneath official homophobia—and the attenuated story offers few specific insights into Boy Scout culture. —Justin Hayford

Price: $20


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