It’s officially holiday season, which means yurts, Nostalgia Trains, and one of the greatest Christmas flicks of all-time. Sadly, Nitehawk’s brunch-time screenings of Home Alone are both sold out, but this year you can celebrate your Home Alone obsession (no shame) in a whole new way. A musical parody of the film is opening at the Peoples Improv Theater this Thursday.
KEVIN!!!!! comes to us courtesy of Recent Cutbacks, the theater company behind Hold On To Your Butts, a low-budget, two-man remake of Jurassic Park. This time around, they’re celebrating Home Alone with live projections, puppets, and a four-person choir. The “shot-for-shot” adaptation, featuring a puppet Kevin that’s almost as adorable as these Home Alone bobble heads, harkens back to a simpler time, before Macaulay Culkin became Adam Green’s muse and frontman of the Pizza Underground. Trust: this is the perfect way to sit back and laugh after a Home Alone 2 walking tour.
So what exactly would a Home Alone puppet musical entail? Well, there will definitely be some epic holiday-themed harmonizing.
We can only hope there won’t be a Trump cameo (yes, that was the second film, but he tends to show up in unwanted places). Bonus points if there’s a cardboard cutout of Michael Jordan, or if the puppet to lip-syncs to “White Christmas.” But please, no tarantulas.
Catch KEVIN!!!!! at the Peoples Improv Theater (123 E. 24th St.) starting this Thursday, Dec. 1, through Jan. 7. Tickets are $20, or $15 during opening week.