In “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon,” the audience is in for a fast paced, comical joy ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like Snow White, Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel to more bizarre, obscure stories like The Devil’s Grandmother and The Girl Without Hands.

In “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon,” the audience is in for a fast paced, comical joy ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like Snow White, Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel to more bizarre, obscure stories like The Devil’s Grandmother and The Girl Without Hands. “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” also involves a lot of audience participation and off the wall humor.

Oak Grove High School succeeds in pulling off an energy-filled, clever, innovative and knee-slapping production of “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon.”

The narrators of the show, Alyssa Smith and Glenn Wyman, attract the audience with their involvement with the audience, witty remarks and electrifying storytelling. As they take us through each tale, more and more intriguing and crazy characters are introduced. The Talking Fish, Wasin Pornphongsa, demands the audiences’ attention and keeps them rolling on the floor with his crazy, fish-like antics and hilarious facial expressions. Other memorable performances include Little Red Cap (Ariel Cole) and Cinderella (Mykah Murphy) – both make brilliant character choices and captivate and retain the center of the audience’s attention.

Make-up (Alex Harris) and costumes (Jordan Stanley and Caitlin Anderson) really pin the tail on the donkey. The costumes are simple and professional, which fits the show just right.

The sets in this production are innovative and functional. They set the tone effectively for each tale and are believable. The audience is eager to see what the next scene is going to look like, and it is another way to keep the audience on their toes.

“The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” is a breath of fresh air and a fun-filled theatrical adventure.