Banana Shpeel: A New Twist on Vaudeville

Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway, New York, NY 10023
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Banana Shpeel is a roller-coaster mix of styles that blends comedy with tap, hip hop, eccentric dance and slapstick, all linked by a hilarious narrative that ignites a succession of wacky adventures. This is not circus, or a musical or a variety show, or even vaudeville. It is Banana Shpeel! Propelled by crazy humor and intense choreography, Banana Shpeel plunges us into the world of Shmelky, a cruel and irritable producer who dangles fame and fortune in front of Emmett, an innocent and romantic actor who has come to audition for him. Emmett soon finds himself trapped in a flamboyant, anarchic world where Shmelky sows terror and reigns supreme. Emmett falls in love with the beautiful Katie and meets a bunch of absurd characters, including the strange Banana Man. But who is this mysterious Banana Man and how can Emmett escape the clutches of Shmelky and his henchmen?

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NEWS

Cirque du Soleil's Banana Shpeel to Close June 27; Tour to Begin Fall 2010 - Jun 14, 2010

Banana Shpeel - May 20, 2010

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Banana Shpeel Sets May 19 Opening at the Beacon Theater - May 5, 2010

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