June 24 - August 9
THE FULL MONTY – 10 Tony Award noms, 12 Drama Desk noms!
Two Acts, Book Musical, Pop / Rock, Rated R
Book by Terrence McNally
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek
Based on the Motion Picture Released by Fox Searchlight Pictures
Directed and Choreographed by Mark Martino
Musical Direction by Eric Alsford
Six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers, low on cash and prospects, decide to put together a strip act at a local club after seeing their wives' enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales. One of them, Jerry, declares that their show will be better than the Chippendales dancers because they'll go "the full monty" — strip all the way. As they prepare for the show, working through their fears, self-consciousness, and anxieties, they overcome their inner demons and find strength in their camaraderie. Nominated for nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score.
There is great heart to THE FULL MONTY, and the themes expressed in the show, about taking charge of one's life and following one's dreams are great lessons for all of us. The pop/rock score featuring fantastic lyrics is funny and tuneful. Rated: Naughty! Adult themes and language, not recommended for young children.
''The Full Monty'' is that rare aggressive crowd pleaser that you don't have to apologize for liking.” – Ben Brantley, New York Times