Jewel Box lightens up with ‘Cake War’

After two pretty weighty shows — the thoughtful dramedy “Over the River and Through the Woods” last winter and the chamber musical “Next to Normal” in early spring — the Jewel Box currently is doing an abrupt about-face with the lightweight, lowbrow comedy “The Red Velvet Cake War,” which is up through June 14.

Depending on your tolerance for Texas stereotypes and recycled gags, you might find it pr0522_KSFE_Velvet2etty funny. It wasn’t my favorite, but there are some yuks to be had

For me, it was most notable for the returns to the JB of Kim Hart (absent since 2010’s “The Great American Trailer Park”) and Carmen Pinto (since 2013’s “Gypsy”), if I’m reading my scorecard correctly. Good to see them both again

The review for the May 23 performance can be found here:.

Tickets and information: 360-697-3183,; Brown Paper Tickets — 800-838-3006,


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