Friday, February 14, 2020

TCTB Review Roundup: 'TIL DEATH by Bucket Brigade

What are your plans for Valentine's Day weekend? If you're still not sure, needing somewhere to escape for a couple hours - might we suggest selecting some #tctheater shows? We're in the thick of February performances and there's no better time to step out. For a romantic and comedic choice there is Bucket Brigade's 'Til Death: A Marriage Musical showing through February 22 at Art House North. Here's what our bloggers had to say:

Millennial in the Mezzanine:
"‘Til Death is a heartwarming, quirky, and insightful play about what it takes to make a relationship last. The cast, all married couples themselves, are delightful to watch. Whether you've seen it in the past or are coming in brand new like I was, this show would make a fun, creative, and affordable Valentine’s Day activity for any couple."

The Global Dig:
"This production of ‘Til Death’ is a testament to the creative abilities of a small theatre company. The Bucket Brigade's creativity begins on stage, and is dispersed throughout the evening by music director Michael Pearce Donley, who encourages everyone to write down their favorite love song to have it played during intermission. I chose (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes-because it speaks to me."

Single White Fringe Geek:
"’Til Death is a solid piece of work, deftly executed, and that’s two places where a lot of new plays can fall short, particularly new musical theater. Bucket Brigade delivers the smart, engaging entertainment once again. We should encourage that, because it’s rare, even in a town full of theater like ours."

Cherry and Spoon:
(From her 2019 review): "It's very funny (a little more over the top than I remember), and relatable even if you're not among the good and crazy married people. And even though it would play nicely as an intermissionless 90-minute musical, the delicious cupcakes and coffee served at intermission (included in the price of admission) in the cute church basement lobby, accompanied by live music, makes for a festive evening."