“America’s Best Outcast Toy” – Review by Jeffrey Leibham

***RECOMMENDED*** Have you ever stopped and wondered whatever happened to all of those toys that Rudolph discovered on the Island of Misfit Toys? Clearly, Larry Todd Cousineau and Cindy O’Connor have. Both of these talented folks are the creators of “America’s Best Outcast Toy,” with O’Connor composing the music while the book and lyrics were written by Cousineau. As it turns out, all of these outcast toys are now living in the United States and appearing on a reality competition television program, vying for the title of — you guessed it — America’s best. This fun holiday diversion is currently enjoying its world premiere at Pride Films and Plays. 3 SPOTLIGHTS

“America’s Best Outcast Toy — An Oddball Holiday Reality Musical” continues through January 12, 2020

Pride Arts Center — The Broadway, 4139 North Broadway, Chicago, IL

Performances: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 5:00 PM

Prices: $30 to $40

Tickets: Call the box office at (800) 737-0984 or (773) 857-0222 or visit the website at

Running time is 90 minutes with no intermission

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