Theatre Goes For "Full Monty" May 30-June 8
steelworkers decide on a new line of work -- as exotic dancers --
the resulting hilarity is guaranteed! Join Cheng/Ferrara Productions
for the award-winning musical, "The Full Monty," at
MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Fridays and Saturdays, May 30, May 31, June
6 and June 7 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, June 1 and 8 at 2 p.m. Kelsey
Theatre is located on the college's West
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
Monty" tells the sympathetic story of six unemployed steelworkers
from Buffalo, New York, whose lives are beset with various personal
and financial difficulties. When they observe their wives' enthusiasm
for a group of touring exotic male dancers, they decide to make
some cash by developing their own male striptease show. The men
gain unexpected benefits along the way, as they connect with each
other, address their fears, and overcome anxieties and self doubts.
Written by Tony Award winner Terrence McNally with music by David
Yazbek, the musical is the American adaptation of the 1997 British
film by Simon Beaufoy. The show premiered in 2000, playing on Broadway
for 770 performances, and was the winner of the 2001 Drama Desk
Award for Outstanding Music.
in "The Full Monty" are, clockwise from top left, Andy
Mahaney, Brian Meltzer, Michael Schiumo, Fred Gropper, Allwyn L.
Baskin, and Nicholas Pecht.
cast includes Allwyn L. Baskin as Noah "Horse" Simmons, Shannon
Ferrara as Joanie Lish, Don Gerecke as Tony Giordano, Edgard A. Garcia
as Dance Instructor, Fred Gropper as Harold Nichols, Kristin Heiser as
Susan Hershey, Kristin Keenan as Molly MacGregor, Andy Mahaney as Jerry
Lukowski, Elizabeth Martiinetti as Pam Lukowski, Brian Meltzer as Malcolm
MacGregor, Ransom Meltzer as Nathan Lukowski, Rachel Messler as Estelle
Genovese, Keith Nielsen as Teddy Slaughter, Nicholas Pecht as Dave Bukatinsky,
Jeffrey Scharf as Reg Willoughby, Michael Schiumo as Ethan Girard, Lynn
Shelton as Vicki Nichols, E. Nicole Spadafino as Georgie Bukatinsky, Brigid
Trapani as Jeanette Burmeister, and Eric Wishnie as Marty. The show is
directed by Frank Ferrara, with musical direction by Nick Cheng and choreography
by Jill Potash.
Tickets for "The Full Monty" are $16 for adults, $12 for seniors,
and $10 for students. Free parking is available next to the theater. Tickets
may be purchased online
by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Note: This show is not
recommended for young children.
Tickets are now on
sale for the Kelsey Theatre Summer Series. Performances include
"The Taming of the Shrew" from June 27-July 6; "Oliver"
from July 11-20; "The Fantasticks" from July 25-Aug. 3; and
"Winnie the Pooh" from Aug. 15-Aug. 24. Learn more
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