Review and photographs by Tim Mack
Once again during this February school break, the drawbridge at the Steamer No. 10 Theatre in Albany brought dozens of kids, parents and grandparents straight to Zucchiniland. The Friday morning show with the Zucchini Brothers – Jack, Sam and Steve – was exactly what audiences have come to expect from the trio that’s been making kids’ music since the ’90s – a comical mix of harmony, silliness, improv and health advice (“If you eat too much cheese, you’ll get wobbly knees!”).
It’s hard to disappoint when you’ve got songs like “Green Teeth” and “You Are What You Eat,” and those classics were exactly what the crowd was there to hear. It was an enthusiastic group of pre-school and elementary-age fans eager to play along with the Brothers, wherever the music took them. The intermission was as exciting as the first set for a lot of the kids, who got to climb on stage and meet the stars (Sam Zucchini is a particular favorite; apparently he’s the Ricky Nelson of the group).