About Animal Crackers


Book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskin
Music & Lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby
Adapted by Harry Wishcamper
Hilarity ensues in this classic Marx Brothers musical comedy when Mrs.Rittenhouse’s swanky house party honoring the African explorer Captain Spaulding is interrupted by the pilfering of a prominent painting. Screwball antics arise as the guests search for the thief, resulting in this “uproarious slapstick comedy” (New York Times). A contemporary adaptation of the original Broadway hit and classic film, this “madcap musical” (Chicago Tribune) features favorite songs including “Three Little Words” and others. Hooray for Captain Spaulding!