Pequot Lakes Community Theatre will stage "Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical" in the Dryden Theatre at Central Lakes College in Brainerd because of construction at Pequot Lakes High School, which houses the auditorium usually used for productions.
Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. July 11-14 and 16 and at 2 p.m. July 14 and 15.
Tickets are $12 (adults), $10 (seniors 60 and older) and $8 (youth 18 and younger), and can be reserved by calling 218-568-9200. Tickets will also be available at the Central Lakes College box office one hour before each performance.
Directed by Beth Selinger, the six-person ensemble cast includes Scott Ruffing, Ron Wendorff, Rick Cole, Andrea Selinger, Susan Brown and Jennifer Kiffmeyer.
Production team includes C.J. Anderson, technical director; Trevor Kile, Nick Syvertson and Dan Selinger, technical assistants; Amy Borash, choreographer; Lauren Nickisch, vocal director; Kim Utesch, stage manager; Peter Herzog, set design; and Allan Olson and Michael Anderson, set construction.
Instrumental combo includes Renee Anderson, piano, and Mike Bender, flute, clarinet and sax.
"Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical" by Bob Walton and Jim Walton premiered at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres in 2006 and ran for 19 months. With a look at the "joys" of growing older, the musical strikes a chord with many who are experiencing this unique time of life.
Through a series of sketches and songs, the show pokes fun at such things as mammograms, love handles, weekend warriors and even proctology exams.
Its humor and wittiness help to celebrate forgetfulness, reading glasses and menopause but also touch on the sentimental experiences that occur while entering this phase of life.
Because of the subject matter, the play is better suited for a more mature audience.
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