Perhaps you've heard of the Troubadour Theater Co. and its irreverent song-based holiday spoofs like "It's a Stevie Wonderful Life" and "A Christmas Carol King." Well, there's a new one in town, at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank, to be exact, called "JACKson FROST." Which Jackson did you think of first? The Jackson Five? Jackson Browne? Joe Jackson? They're all in this one, plus a few more.
"JACKson FROST" is this reviewer's first foray into the crazy world of the Troubies and now I get what all the buzz is about. These are some seriously talented individuals. Made up of sketch comedians and circus performers, the troupe is creative and energetic. The humor can be a bit schmaltzy Catskills circa 1969, but who cares? It's entertainment from beginning to end.
No credit is given for the writer of this play. One supposes it's the brainchild of director Matt Walker. Or perhaps it's a collaboration of all the Troubadour players. In any case, it's funny.