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Here it is: a goofy musical with talking animals and singing human beings competing to find the most unusual egg. Prize: $65,000 in gold. Melodies are from old, old youth-friendly songs you've probably known all your life, but with new words.

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? centers on human and animal residents hunting for super-rare eggs. Meet Ethel, the chicken at a crossroads, a goose laying golden eggs, a robin taking care of other birds' eggs, a sarcastic parrot, and a small chickadee who thinks the sky is falling, but — spoiler alert: It isn't. The quirky characters learn things about life, liberty, and the pursuit of eggs, and especially the true meaning of "home." The message isn't heavy-handed; through comedy and songs, the points are made with an "over-easy" touch.

The cast, selected by audition and interview, ranges in age from 6 to 83. Your $$ benefits homeless NYC kids. Warning: contains several groan-worthy puns. Join us. For ages 6 and up, like the cast.

Show Details

  • Running Time:2hr (1 intermission)
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Actors Theatre Workshop, Off-Off-Broadway

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