Bard to Broadway Theatre is celebrating it’s 11th year in Parksville!
Three productions are running right now; Gypsy, Maggie’s Getting Married and The Wild Guys. The shows are all on now and running through to September 4, 2010 in the Chrysler Theatre in the Parksville Community & Conference Centre, 132 Jensen Avenue East, Parksville, B.C.
Gypsy is based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist of the 1930s and 40s. The musical focuses more on her mother Rose, however, and her dreams and struggles while raising her two young daughters, June and Louise, to perform onstage during the 1920s. It casts an affectionate eye on the hardships of show business life, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born.
Maggie’s Getting Married, penned by comic genius Norm Foster. In this touching romantic comedy, you’ll join the Duncan family as they prepare for the wedding of their daughter. It is the night before the big day, and Maggie’s older sister discovers that she knows the groom a little better than Maggie would like her to.
The Wild Guys, four guys, with nothing in common except their gender! Randall, Andy and Robin – all modern men for whom “hunting and gathering” means looking in the produce section of the grocery store – head out for a “soul exploring” weekend in the woods, “guided” by Stewart. Of course they get lost, and of course they confront their own fears and emotions, and of course there’s a virtually endless stream of jokes. Without food or shelter, fearful of being stalked by wild beasts, they start to come to terms with their blind spots, and their bald spots. They are middle-aged men who are confused about where life has taken them. They need some answers…any answers.
Bard to Broadway Theatre evening shows start at 8:00 pm and Sunday matinees start at 2:00pm. For a complete schedule go to B2B.