The show is directed and choreographed by recent transplant Darcy Hogan, with musical direction by Brad Capshaw, and will be performed Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at the Newport Performing Arts Center from November 11-27, 2011. Tickets can be purchased by calling 541-265-ARTS or by visiting the box office at 777 W. Olive Street in Newport during regular box office hours.
THE FULL MONTY is an uplifting story of redemption with a great deal of heart, themes everyone can relate to, and award-winning musical numbers. Layered with a tightly woven storyline, this stage adaptation of 1997 British film by the same name centers around a group of unemployed steelworkers who are frustrated with life, women and work. When Jerry (Josh Lawrence) finds out he may lose custody of his son, he and five friends hatch an unlikely (and daring) plan to make some quick cash. After seeing their wives' enthusiasm for a touring company of professional male strippers, the men decide that, regardless of looks, ability or anything else, they will put on their own strip act at a local club. In the process, they band together to face their fears and anxieties head-on ... from being overweight to feeling inadequate, to plain old loneliness. What they find is that, together, they can overcome just about anything.
"THE FULL MONTY is that rare crowd-pleaser that you don't have to apologize for liking. Memory-grabbing melodies, outlandish lyrics … Even those who go expecting to sneer are likely to be surprised by the smiles that keep sneaking onto their faces" – New York Times
Director/choreographer Darcy Hogan is a recent transplant to Newport from Southern California, where she earned critical acclaim as both an actor and director. She is 25-year veteran of the stage, a former acting company member of the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespearean Festival, an award-winning playwright and former Burlesque dancer/choreographer. This is her first production in Oregon.
The talented cast of The Full Monty includes local favorite Josh Lawrence in the lead role of Jerry Lukowski, Erik Furuheim as Dave, Justin Atkins as Malcolm, Jarvis Simmons as Horse, Steve Travis as Harold and Jody Stetcher as Ethan.
FACT SHEET ...
THE FULL MONTY
Music and Lyrics by DAVID YAZBEK
Book by TERRENCE MCNALLY
Based on the Motion Picture Released by Fox Searchlight Pictures
Written by Simon Beaufoy, Produced by Uberto Pasolini and Directed by Peter Cattaneo
Nominated for 10 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL
DIRECTOR / CHOREOGRAPHER Darcy Hogan
JOSH LAWRENCE as JERRY LUKOWSKI
ERIK FURUHEIM as DAVE BUKATINSKY
STACY FISCHER as GEORGIE BUKATINSKY
JUSTIN ATKINS as MALCOLM MACGREGOR
STEVE TRAVIS as HAROLD NICHOLS
NIKKI ATKINS as VICKI NICHOLS
JARVIS SIMMONS as NOAH "HORSE" T. SIMMONS
JODY STECHER as ETHAN GIRARD
KHLO BRATENG as JEANNETTE BURMEISTER
GIDGET MANUCCI as PAM LUKOWSKI
BECKETT SAVAGE as NATHAN LUKOWSKI
KURT DANNA as BUDDY "KENO" WALSH
JESSICA MOLL as ESTELLE GENOVESE
Also featuring ... MELISSA WILLIAMS, ELLEN MATHEWSON, BRYAN KIRSCH, BILL TERRY, ROBERT C ANDERSON, CJ McCARTY, SCOTT BRANCHFIELD, JEFF LICTMAN, RICH HICKS, DEBORAH ZIRIN, KIM COLE, LINDA ANNABLE, SHARLEI MALOVOZ.
Fridays at 7pm - November 11, 18, 25
Saturdays at 7pm - November 12, 19, 26
Sundays at 2pm - November 13, 20, 27
Newport Performing Arts Center (CoastArts.org)
777 W. Olive Street , Newport, 541-265-ARTS
PG 13 - adult themes, language, and situations.
There is no full nudity, though it is implied.
For more information, visit www.RedOctopusTheatre.org