Five Guys Named Moe

If three supernatural visitors can turn a man’s life around — as do the visions of Christmas Past, Present, and Future for Ebenezer Scrooge — how much more effective would five magical visitors be? The splendid answer lies in Five Guys Named Moe, where Little Moe (Daryn Stewart), Big Moe (Philip Beltan), 4-eyed Moe (Micah Jeremiah Mims), Eat Moe (Dan Seward) and No Moe (Christopher George Patterson) amazingly appear in the bedroom of drunken, despondent Nomax (Brandon Hanks).

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Seussical at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

One good reason for having children is that it gives parents and grandparents an excuse for attending great performances. However, Seussical is such an outstanding production — in staging, costumes, music, and acting — that it would be a shame to limit it to small fry. Adults should not miss it. You don’t have to be accompanied by offspring, and in fact, you don’t even have to have any prior knowledge of the works of Theodor Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss), to thoroughly enjoy the experience.

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