July 2, 2015
MARGATE, FL: Stage Door Theatre will exercise the considerable musical and comedic abilities of a talented cast when it presents WaistWatchers The Musical! from July 10th through September 6th.
Although the show, set in Cook’s Women’s Gym, takes a lighthearted look at four adult women dealing with assorted body image issues, it covers topics such as dieting exercise, plastic surgery, and sex over the age of forty – areas of concern to women, and to men – of all ages.
Playwright Alan Jacobson has rewritten the lyrics of popular songs to suit the subject, and some of his cleverly appropriate numbers include “Botox Queen” to the tune of ABBA’s “Dancing Queen”, “I Hope I Lose It” to the tune of “I Hope I Get It” from A Chorus Line, “Viagra” to the tune of “Maria” from West Side Story, and “I Feel My Butt Squeeze” to the tune of Carole King’s “I Feel The Earth Move.”
“When I first wrote WaistWatchers The Musical! I was looking to create a fun show that people of all ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles could enjoy,” Jacobson explains. “I couldn’t think of anything more universal and topical than food. I truly don’t know anyone who doesn’t eat it! And people sure talk about and obsess over it. What has given me the greatest satisfaction is seeing how people respond to the show,” he says, “Not only with laughter and pleasure, but how so many people identify with the struggles, and are inspired to lead healthier lives. And to me, that is what theater is all about.”
“To make this show work you need to find four terrific triple threat performers and I found them,” says WaistWatcher’s director, Dan Kelley. “Katie Angell who is a Broadway World nominee for best actress in Nine To Five, Shenise Nunez (A Chorus Line, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Nine To Five, Sophisticated Ladies) will be joined by Angela Thomas and Stephanie Genovese both of whom are making their Stage Door debuts. This show is very cleverly written and it will delight our audiences,” he continues: “Be prepared to laugh off a few pounds and celebrate the power. The power of feeling good, being healthy, and being happy.”
WaistWatchers will run from July 10 – September 6 at The Stage Door Theatre. The theatre is located at 8036 Sample Road, Margate, 33065.
Tickets for WaistWatchers are $38 – $42; $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.stagedoortheatre.com
For more information about WaistWatchers and/or The Stage Door Theatre, please visit www.stagedoortheatre.com , or contact Derelle Bunn Executive Producer/Artistic Director, at DerelleBunn@yahoo.com / 954-344-7765 or Carol Kassie (firstname.lastname@example.org / 561-445-9244).
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WaistWatchers The Musical
By Alan Jacobson
July 10 – September 6
Tickets: $38 – $42
Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday at 2 pm,
Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
The Stage Door Theatre
8036 W Sample Rd
Margate, Fl 33065
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