When Working for the Mouse premiered at Impact in 2002, Trevor Allen delighted audiences and critics alike with his riotously sordid memoir of playing a costumed character at Disneyland. In a long-overdue revival of his hit solo show, which played to sold-out crowds and transferred to San Francisco, Trevor returns to the Impact stage where it all began, in a very special limited run.
Effortlessly shifting between several characters, Trevor weaves a unique coming-of-age tale that reveals just what goes on at The Happiest Place on Earth: sex (in the Matterhorn!), drugs, kicks to the crotch, and a social hierarchy among characters in which the lowest people are actually forbidden to speak. Working for the Mouse is a hilarious and moving paean of innocence lost, with a bravura performance by Trevor Allen that is not to be missed. Need proof? Check this out:
"Very funny...an uplifting comic tale well told"
"Will put a smile on your face as big as Mickey's"
—SF Bay Guardian (starred review)
"Sharper and funnier than ever"
"Hilarious...touching...perfectly wonderful... Even Walt would have laughed"
—Contra Costa Times
"Allen shows off his great vocal chops... he shares his Disneyland experience with warmth, style, and tremendous humor"—East Bay Express
"[Allen’s] got more than a magic bag full of fun anecdotes, and the charisma of Peter Pan to pull off telling them"—SF Examiner
"Allen has strong solo-performer chops and a keen sense of the pathos underlying the Happiest Place on Earth"—SF Weekly
"Amusing, skillful, and contagiously warmhearted"—SF Bay Guardian