Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

15th Smash Year!

Written & Directed by Randy Sharp

December 2 - 20, 2016

Fridays at 7pm; Saturdays & Sundays at 3pm
Additional Performance on Tuesday, December 20 at 7pm

Adults $15; Seniors/Students $10; Kids $5 | Veterans & Active U.S. Service Members and Their Families, FREE

For the fifteenth consecutive season, Axis Company will present its winter show for children, Seven In One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid, beginning December 2nd. 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. 10: All proceeds donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Featuring: Spencer Aste, Brian Barnhart, Regina Betancourt, George Demas, Britt Genelin, Laurie Kilmartin, Emily Kratter, Lynn Mancinelli, Edgar Oliver, Jim Sterling, Katie Rose Summerfield

writer & director: Randy Sharp
light designer: David Zeffren
sound designer/music production & arrangement: Steve Fontaine
original music: Randy Sharp
costume coordinator & stylist: Karl Ruckdeschel
asst. light designer: Amy Harper
choreographer: Lynn Mancinelli
set design: Chad Yarborough
set construction: Mike Bajor, Pauly Weisemann, Leann Maldonado
set construction: Oscar Krol, Jenna Snyder
set painter: Justin Josephs
prop designer & construction: Lynn Mancinelli
illustration: Dan Killeen
original production design: Kate Aronsson-Brown
stage manager: Edward Terhune
website & graphic designer: Ethan Crenson/Red Shift
publicity/pr: Blake Zidell & Assoc.

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

Actors appear courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

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, Laurie Kilmartin - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Lynn Mancinelli  - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Jim Sterling - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Lynn Mancinelli, Brian Barnhart - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Lynn Mancinelli, Regina Betancourt, Marc Palmieri, Spencer Aste, Edgar Oliver - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Edgar Oliver, Brian Barnhart, George Demas, Emily Kratter, Jim Sterling - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Spencer Aste, Edgar Oliver - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Emily Kratter, George Demas - photo by Dixie Sheridan

“...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
“(a) genuinely sweet, heart-warming, heart-filling hour of theatre.”
—Martin Denton,
“The sterling Off-Broadway theater group the Axis Company has created a wonderful new holiday tradition...”