What Jim Henson created was more than just a musical revue performed by puppets, it was Saturday Night Live for the milk and cookies set.
The musical revue may have a place in the theatre, but it has a far cosier one in the kind of late-night club that has all but disappeared.
Members of the newly-formed Actors' Community Theatre will perform their revue , The Opening Act, from Thursday to Saturday.
Anyone who has seen a revue of their sketches in Germany knows how deliriously funny their work can be.
The first evening's entertainment was a topless revue .
Pinter's revue sketches have never been marginal doodles.
Fitting them into what is perhaps less a musical than a revue allows him to cover and scorch greater ground, reaching as far back as the Kennedys and Nixon.
It's a very American piece, like a sketch show, a revue about love, dating, marriage, children, divorce, death, so we go from being eight to 80 in the show.
It's a revue of songs written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, plus a few other collaborators.
In the last decade of his life, composers such as Irving Berlin and Jerome Kern often solicited his services to write the ballet scores for elaborate dance routines in their revues or shows.