Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

20th Anniversary!

December 3 - 19, 2021

Fridays at 7pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm
Adults $20; Seniors/Students $10; Kids $5 | Veterans & Active U.S. Service Members and Their Families, FREE

Axis Company will present the 20th Anniversary production of its winter show for children, Seven In One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid, beginning December 3rd. Adapted from the classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm, this interactive play with music is conceived by Axis Company and directed by Randy Sharp featuring Axis' signature blend of advanced technology and live performance. Children in the audience will be encouraged to participate in many of the Kid's challenges with singing and organized "shout outs." Appropriate for ages 4 and up.

In Seven In One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid, a child living in the city kills seven flies with a single swat and makes a belt emblazoned with "SEVEN IN ONE BLOW" to commemorate the event. As he is traveling about, most people think his belt refers to seven people and assign the Kid all kinds of difficult tasks based on this faulty presumption. Along the way a few interesting things are learned: an Ogre finds that you don't always have to show how strong you are... sometimes it's okay just to be quiet about it; a girl realizes that when you tease people you are hurting someone who may be just like you; and a scary monster understands that because she is loved, she may not be so scary after all. In the end, the Kid ultimately discovers that a parents' love and care has no bounds.

Dec. 11: All proceeds donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Featuring: Spencer Aste, Brian Barnhart, Regina Betancourt, George Demas, Britt Genelin, Laurie Kilmartin, Jon McCormick, Lynn Mancinelli, Edgar Oliver, Jim Sterling

writer & director: Randy Sharp
light designer: David Zeffren
sound design & music arrangement: Paul Carbonara
original music: Randy Sharp
costume coordinator & stylist: Karl Ruckdeschel
asst. light designer: Amy Harper
choreographer: Lynn Mancinelli
prop designer & construction: Lynn Mancinelli
illustration: Dan Killeen
original production design: Kate Aronsson-Brown
original sound designer/music: Steve Fontaine
stage manager: Erik Savage
asst. stage manager: Brian Parks
website & graphic designer: Ethan Crenson/Red Shift
publicity/pr: Everyman Agency

Artistic Director - Randy Sharp
Producing Director - Brian Barnhart
Executive Producer - Jeffrey Resnick

Seating is General Admission and the Running Time is approximately 55 minutes.

Covid-19 Safety Protocol - PLEASE NOTE
Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination (for Ages 12 and older) and Face Coverings Required

Theatregoers between the ages of 5 and 11 will need to be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult and show proof of at least one dose of an FDA- or WHO-approved vaccine.

In order to provide the safest possible experience, we cannot accommodate kids under 5 at the theater at this time.

We are thrilled to be welcoming you back again to in-person events at Axis! Our utmost priority is the health and safety of our staff, artists, and audiences.

We are continually adapting our policies in adherence with the most up-to-date health and safety protocols.

Bring Seven In One Blow Home
Purchase Seven In One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid by Randy Sharp & Axis Company (published by Dramatists Play Service) on Amazon or DPS.

  • Lynn Mancinelli - photo by Pavel Antonov
  • Jim Sterling - photo by Pavel Antonov
  • Lynn Mancinelli, Jim Sterling - photo by Pavel Antonov
  • Jim Sterling, Lynn Mancinelli, Brian Barnhart - photo by Pavel Antonov
  • Lynn Mancinelli, George Demas - photo by Pavel Antonov
  • Lynn Mancinelli, Laurie Kilmartin - photo by Pavel Antonov
  • Lynn Mancinelli, George Demas, Britt Genelin - photo by Pavel Antonov
  • Emily Kratter, Edgar Oliver - photo by Pavel Antonov
  • The Cast of "Seven in One Blow" - photo by Pavel Antonov

“ ...what could be better than a play that asks you to shout? Well, one that asks you to sing...All this fun is part of an updated version of ''The Brave Little Tailor"...My son also thought of another reason that ''Seven in One Blow'' is the greatest play ever: the actors pass out candy at the end.”
The New York Times
“The entire ensemble is on the mark.”
—Show Business Weekly
“Inspired by the Grimm’s Fairy Tale also known as “The Brave Little Tailor”, Randy Sharp’s adaptation invests it with additional American pop cultural resonances and plays a lot with gender roles....There’s a sweet, magical simplicity to sets and costumes that remind me of old school kid’s tv from back in the 50s and 60s...The show made me so happy it’s more than likely that I will return to see it next year.”
“ The sterling Off-Broadway theater group the Axis Company has created a wonderful new holiday tradition...”
WATCH "Seven in One Blow" (2021) Trailer
WATCH Britt Genelin chats with Shoshana / @bwaySHO about "Seven in One Blow"