A revue of the witty, wicked and thoroughly twisted world of famed satirical songwriter Tom Lehrer.
Tomfoolery is based on The Tom Lehrer Songbook and is a show like no other. Written by Cameron Mackintosh and Robin Ray, with music and lyrics by Tom Lehrer,this is one wildly wicked musical revue of novelty songs (there are no sad ones in this bunch). Music, laughter and no one spared – when you're dealing with the humor of Tom Lehrer, nothing is sacred.
In concerts, television appearances and a series of now-classic recordings, the Harvard-educated math professor delighted millions of fans during the 1950s and '60s with his dry and cynical, but good-humored, attacks on the A-bomb, racism, pollution, pornography, the military, the Boy Scouts and, of course, mathematics. Nothing is sacred in this hysterical revue that features such Lehrer favorites as "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park," "When You Are Old and Grey," "The Masochism Tango," "The Old Dope Peddler" and "The Vatican Rag," as well as an unforgettable Gilbert and Sullivan-esque recitation of the table of elements, linked together with his own inimitable concert patter.
Four actors, stools, a piano and a healthy dose of attitude are all that you need to stage this delightful revue. Audience will be beside themselves with the clever lyrics and hummable tunes. Rediscover the man and the songs that have delighted and skewered the world for over forty years in Tomfoolery!