Theatre Review: “Treasure Island” at Beef and Boards

Mutiny!  Crew and pirates fight in "Treasure Island" at Beef and Boards - photo by

My friend David and I met at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre on the northwest side of Indianapolis to see the Midwest premiere of “Treasure Island.”  This thrilling new musical was based on the classic coming-of-age adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.  Director Marc Robin wrote the music for the show.  Robin and actor Curt Dale Clark wrote the book and lyrics for it.

This show made my breath catch in my throat more than once.  It just so perfectly captures the yearning for adventure that I remember myself having when I was young.  Captures it…and satisfies it, with an exciting story, infectious songs (“Mutiny” stayed in my head for days afterwards!), magical design elements, and swashbuckling battles.  (Fight direction by Adam Noble.)

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