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Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile
Lifeline Theatre

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Chicago Theatre Review- Recommended

"...With the current popularity of this kind, affectionate musical comedy about friendship and family love, Christina Calvit might consider adapting some of Bernard Waberís other Lyle the Crocodile stories for the stage. Following each performance, the cast gathers in the lobby for a meet-and-greet with their young fans. There, copies of Bernard Waberís picture book are available for purchase, along with some yummy green crocodile-shaped cookies. Smartly directed by Amanda Link, with astute musical direction and accompaniment provided by Ricky Harris, and featuring a multitalented cast of young, enthusiastic actors, Lyle the Crocodile and his friends could easily become an annual fixture at Lifeline Theatre."
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Colin Douglas

Chicago On Stage- Somewhat Recommended

"...Overall, the show was not designed for me. While I might prefer a childrenís production that has a few jokes or subtleties designed to keep adults amused or that doesnít have to spoon-feed the message at the end (as Mrs. Primm did in this one) or that has a larger production value, my five year old enjoyed it. He was excited to sit down and write the review with me and was happy to tell his brothers about it when he got home. So if you have a young person in your life who is a fan of the theater or crocodiles or people, they might enjoy Lyle, Lyle Crocodile at the Lifeline Theater."
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Karen Topham