By Kim Taylor
The New Victory Theater presents Ahhh Ha! by Do Jump!, a show for all ages in more ways than one: designed to mesmerize everyone between the ages of six and 90, it’s also a mélange of offerings that have stood the test of time. Acrobats dangle precariously in thin air, contortionists astound, skits are mimed out onstage, aerialists soar to breathtaking heights, and the audience sings “Ahhh Ha!” on cue. The trio Klezmocracy provides a lively, uplifting musical backdrop with original music that celebrates klezmer music roots, but stretches well beyond into the unique.
Ahhh Ha! opens with simple, charming offerings such as yo-yo tricks, “statues” springing to life on stage, hoop magic and dance, then evolves into more complex visual and acrobatic offerings, intermixed with comedy skits and even some audience participation. The band alone renders this show worthwhile, with its colorful improvisations and rampant, unfettered enthusiasm.
Visit http://www.NewVictory.org for ticket information; this delightfully whimsical show will please everyone in the family.
New Victory Theater
209 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036