Shucked on Broadway – The Show about Corn and so much more…

Shucked the Broadway Show

The other day, my husband, son, and I had the pleasure of attending a performance of Shucked, a delightful show that took Corn to new heights on Broadway. Located at the Nederlander Theatre, the production offered an evening filled with fun, campiness, and impressive musical numbers.

This show was a true Broadway extravaganza.  The show started off with a great musical number and then the journey began!

About Shucked

As the curtains rose, we found ourselves transported to a small village nestled amidst a sea of cornstalks. Corn was not only their livelihood but also the key ingredient in their unique corn-based spirits. The set design brilliantly captured the essence of this rural setting, immersing the audience in a world where corn reigned supreme.

The plot thickened when the corn stopped growing. Maizy, played by Traci Elaine Lee (who was an understudy but a natural for the part), was going to marry Beau, played by Andrew Durand. But she put the wedding on hold so that she could go to Tampa and find a solution to their growing issues.

While in Tampa, she meets a fake podiatrist, Gordy, played by John Behlmann. Gordy goes with Maizy back to the town. The townspeople are weary of this stranger. In the end, with lots of plot twists and turns, the corn situation is resolved and everyone lives happily ever after.

The whole show was narrated by two storytellers, Ahsley D. Kelley and Grey Henson. They were both outstanding.

Musical Numbers

The music in Shucked was another highlight of the evening. The catchy tunes, paired with cleverly crafted lyrics, had the audience tapping their feet and humming along. The melodies perfectly complemented the whimsical nature of the show, ensuring that the songs stayed with us long after the final curtain fell.

It was outstanding. The musical numbers were well-choreographed and quite catchy. I walked away thinking I was going to buy the soundtrack. It was that good.

Cast of Shucked

The Actors

The standout performances by the talented cast truly brought the show to life. John Behlmann commanded the stage with his captivating presence and charismatic performance. Kevin Cahoon, who played Peanut, added a touch of whimsy to the proceedings, bringing humor and charm to his character. Andrew Durand showcased his remarkable range as he flawlessly navigated both comedic and heartfelt moments. Alex Newell, who not only portrayed Lulu but also possessed a powerhouse voice, left the audience in awe with their stunning vocal prowess.

One noteworthy mention goes to Traci Elaine Lee, the understudy for the role of Maizy. Her remarkable talent and incredible voice brought an extra layer of depth and emotion to the character. Her performance was simply awe-inspiring and left a lasting impression on all in attendance.

Would I Recommend It?

Overall, our experience at Shucked was enchanting. The show delighted with its campy atmosphere, energetic performances, and memorable music. It’s a production that effortlessly transports audiences to a world where corn takes center stage. If you’re looking for a lighthearted and entertaining evening of theater, I highly recommend experiencing Shucked on Broadway.