Here I am at
Camp is very
And they say we’ll have some fun if it stops raining.
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It’s that time of year again. School’s almost out and summer is closing in. What better time to celebrate the season than with a musical comedy based on Allan Sherman’s clever parodies of classic and classical music. Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah will open at the Broward Stage Door Theatre on May 30th, and run through July 6th.
Sherman’s song parodies have been woven into a musical comedy tracing the trajectory of the lives of Barry Bockman and his true love, Sarah Jackman. From birth, to early education, to the infamous Camp Granada; from marriage and suburbia (and the shopping mall), to retirement in Florida, each musical number in Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah displays Sherman’s gift for capturing character and culture, and his unique take on – and understanding of – human nature. Songs include “Harvey and Sheila” (sung to the tune of “Hava Nagila”), “Glory, Glory Harry Lewis” (“The Battle Hymn of the Republic”) “Sarah Jackman” (“Frere Jacques”), and of course, the title song, set to the music of the 1876 opera, Dance of the Hours.
Producer Derelle Bunn and director Dan Kelley have cast Shane Tanner, James Parks, Ryan Halsaver, Eva Marie Mastrangelo, and Sarah Sirota in the production.
“Hello Muddah is a huge show,” says Kelley. “Our five actors play over 40 characters. And when they are not on stage singing one of Alan Sherman’s iconic songs they are in the wings executing over 60 costume and wig changes. Even the live onstage band gets into the act during the act one finale – becoming Noah and the Noodniks. I’m excited to be working with musical director Dave Nagy and costume designer Colleen O’Connell and a talented cast of five fearless musical comedy chameleons.”
Allan Sherman’s first album My Son, The Folk Singer, released in 1962 became the fastest-selling record album up to the time. He released eight albums in total. “Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah” was his biggest hit single. Sherman was the co-creator of the hit television program I’ve Got a Secret, as well as several other short-lived game shows. He died in November 1973 at the age of 49.
Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah! will run from May 30 – July 6 at The Broward Stage Door Theatre in Coral Springs. The theatre is located at 8036 Sample Road, in Coral Springs.
Tickets for Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah! are $38; $16 student tickets are also available. Tickets may be purchased at the Broward Stage Door Theatre box office at 954-344-7765 or on line at www.stagedoorfl.org.
Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah!
Music and Lyrics by: Allan Sherman
Conceived and written by Douglas Bernstein and Rob Krausz
May 30 – July 6
Tickets: $38 (Students $16)
Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2:00 pm,
Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm
The Broward Stage Door Theatre
8036 W Sample Rd
Coral Springs, Fl 33065
Critical Praise for Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah:
“Breathlessly paced … live wire comic exuberance that crackles across the stage.” – New York Times
“Parodies brilliantly built into a show…. One of the Year’s Ten Best.” – New York Post
“A party, nutty as a Viennese table and splashy as a fruit punch fountain…. Daffy and divine!” – Newsday
“It’s a hoot.” – A.P.