Laurel Graeber of The New York Times attended a recent performance of Wringer and declared the show “fun from beginning to end.” We are so grateful that Ms. Graeber attended and gave us a glowing review. Read some more highlights from the review below and the full review on the NY Times website.

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Wringer, the musical adaptation by New York City Children’s Theater, is fun from beginning to end.

The production offers a clever script (by Rebekah Greer Melocik, who also wrote the witty lyrics), catchy tunes (by Jacob Yandura) and fine performances.

Complete with rodent and cat costumes, and belted out by the scene-stealing Mr. [Spencer] Glass


— Laurel Graeber, The New York Times on Wringer

Based on the Newbery Honor-winning book by Jerry Spinelli, Wringer tells the hilarious and heartfelt story of Palmer, a 10-year-old boy who’s about to take part in his town’s annual pigeon shoot. When he secretly befriends a pigeon, taking him in as a pet, Palmer finally finds the strength to stand up to peer pressure and speak out against the town’s violent tradition.


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