Alan Jacobson’s ever-popular musical about food, friendship, love, life, sex and fun after forty will open the newly created PGA Arts Center in Palm Beach Gardens.
January 5, 2017
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL: Playhouse Productions’ producers Dana Matthow and Philip Roger Roy have chosen Alan Jacobson’s WaistWatchers The Musical! as the first production to play in their brand new PGA Arts Center in Palm Beach Gardens. The perennially popular musical will begin previews February 1st and run through through March 26th.
In the same energetic and fun spirit as Menopause The Musical®, WaistWatchers The Musical! – set in Cook’s Women’s Gym – takes a lighthearted look at four women ‘of a certain age’ 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.
“When I first wrote Waist Watchers The Musical! I was looking to create a fun show that people of all ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles could enjoy,” the show’s creator Alan Jacobson explained recently. “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.
“And I’m extremely excited about the direction WaistWatchers has been going in,” Jacobson continues. “I had produced it on my own for a few years quite successfully, but felt that to take it to the next level I needed to turn over the producing responsibilities to other producers…producers who shared my passion for the show, who share my vision and the direction I have always seen it going in, and who have the resources and connections to thrust it further into the national and international arena.
“Dana Matthow and Phil Roy were exactly the right producers,” he explains. “We just finished a 40-week national tour of the show, and though very successful, we still envision greater things. Together with our director, Matt Silva, we decided we would inject the show with Vince Di Mura’s new, original music set to my existing lyrics, incorporating more variety and a style all our own, and which would free us up to be more inventive with our staging and choreography.”
The musical will exercise the considerable musical and comedic abilities of four talented actresses: Patti Gardner as Carla, Krissy Johnson as Cheryl, Stephanie Genovese as Cindy, and Valerie DiLorenzo as Connie.
Matt Silva will direct the production; the show’s musical director is Emily Whitaker, and choreography will be handled by Dani Tucci-Juraga.
Waist Watchers The Musical! will run from January 25 – March 26 at the PGA Center for the Arts. The theatre is located at 4076 PGA Boulevard, in Palm Beach Gardens (33410).
Tickets for WaistWatchers The Musical! are $40-$65. Group rates (12 or more) are also available. Tickets may be purchased on line at http://waistwatchersthemusical.com or by phone at 855-448-7469. For group rates call 888-264-1788.
For more information about Waist Watchers The Musical or Alan Jacobson, please visit http://waistwatchersthemusical.com , or contact Carol Kassie (firstname.lastname@example.org / 561-445-9244) or Jennifer Sardone-Shiner (email@example.com / 561-891-7278.
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Waist Watchers The Musical!
Book and Lyrics by Alan Jacobson
Music by Vince Di Mura
February 1 – March 26
Tickets: $40 – $65
On line: http://waistwatchersthemusical.com
Group Sales (12 or more): 888-264-1788
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday at 2 p.m.
Thursday at 7 p.m.
Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sunday at 6 p.m.
PGA Arts Center
4076 PGA Boulevard,
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410