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The PGA Arts Center
Announces a Laughter Filled Summer Season!

The popular new Palm Beach Gardens theatre will host
Boomers, Broads, and Cheerleaders with hilarious tales to tell …

For Immediate Release
Contact:  Carol Kassie
carol@carolkassie.com  / 561-445-9244

March 17, 2017

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL:  Dana Matthow and Philip Roger Roy, managing directors of the Presley Theatre Productions Corporation (a 501(c)3, not for profit corporation), opened the PGA Arts Center in January.   The long-time theatrical producing partners quickly demonstrated they have a pretty good idea of what South Florida audiences are looking for when they visit the newly renovated Palm Beach Gardens theatre.   The company’s recent offerings – Brad Zimmerman’s My Son the Waiter:  A Jewish Tragedy and WaistWatchers The Musical! elicited enthusiastic audience response and excellent ticket sales during their recent runs at the PGA Boulevard venue, formerly known as PGA Cinemas.

Matthow and Roy’s summer line-up will ‘amp up the laughter factor’ with three shows sure to please:  Comedy Central and National Lampoon star Tommy Koenig will start the summer season off in April with Baby Boomer Baby; comedienne Caryn Bark will be joined by funny women Pam Peterson and Jan Slavin in Funny Old Broads in July; and in August audiences will be treated to Sandy Gelfound’s The Kosher Cheerleader (A Truish Jewish Love Story).

Baby Boomer Baby is Tommy Koenig’s hilarious, touching and wildly entertaining flashback through our times and the music that defined it. The show’s well received and successful run at the Plaza Theatre last May prompted Matthow and Roy to invite the popular comedian back to the area for an encore run.  As one patron put it, “It connects the dots between the generations. It’s historical and it’s hysterical!”  Koenig displays his comedic talent and versatility throughout the show, portraying numerous genres, characters, and impressions ranging from Doo Wop to Hip Hop, with original songs and parodies of everyone from The Beatles to Lady Gaga, Elton John, Billy Joel, Blondie, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, The Bee Gees, The Eagles, and more.

Writer, comedienne, humorist, essayist, novelist, and playwright Caryn Bark has performed throughout the United States and in Canada. Her newest production – Funny Old Broads – a mixture of song and standup comedy (“We’re too old to dance!”) featuring her well-observed domestic comedy interspersed with touching personal memories, will resonate with audiences, no matter how old they are. She will be joined on stage by comediennes Pam Peterson and Jan Slavin – both of whom are popular and critically acclaimed performers individually, and known together as ‘The Boomer Babes’.
Celebrated standup comedian Sandy Gelfound will star in The Kosher Cheerleader (A Truish Jewish Love Story). Gelfound, who has performed alongside Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno, spins an hilarious, and at times heartbreaking, true story of her journey from NFL Cheerleader to Orthodox Jew. Born with a literal hole in her heart, Gelfound’s quest to fill that void takes her, and audiences, on a journey where she expertly embodies the outrageous characters of her life in this singing, dancing, cartwheeling comedy.
Tickets for Baby Boomer Baby, Funny Old Broads, and The Kosher Cheerleader are on sale now, and can be purchased on line at www.pgaartscenter.com or by calling 1-855-448-7469 or 561-508-8819.  For group sales (12+), call 888-264-1788. Tickets for all shows are $45.  Show days and times are listed below.

The PGA Arts Center is located at 4076 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410. Ample parking is available within close proximity to the theatre.

For more information about the PGA Arts Center, Philip Roger Roy and/or Dana Matthew, please contact Carol Kassie at carol@carolkassie.com at 561-445-9244.


Baby Boomer Baby
“A Master of Caricature. He’s A Major Talent!” – New York Times
“Hilarious. Hysterical. A Steady Stream of Fun!” – LA Weekly
Opening April 27
Thursday 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Friday 7:30 pm
Saturday 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday 2 pm
Funny Old Broads
“Fast Paced Humor with Musical Comedy mixed in… Delicious to Watch!” – Chicago Stage Standard
“Always Hilarious!” – LeBon Travel & Culture
July 6 – 30
Thursday 2pm & 7:30 pm
Friday 7:30 pm
Saturday 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday 2 pm
The Kosher Cheerleader (a Truish Jewish Love Story)
“Compelling… Engaging…. Beguiling!” – Miami Herald
“Hilarious…. Remarkable Story” – KABC Talk Radio
August 3 – 27
Thursday 2pm & 7:30 pm
Friday 7:30 pm
Saturday 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday 2 pm
PGA Arts Center
4076 PGA Boulevard,
Palm Beach Gardens, FL  33410

Directions to the PGA Arts Center:
On PGA Blvd heading East, (& RCA Blvd) take first right at Shell Gas Station, and then take the 2nd right into the shopping center driveway. The theater is on the left. Formerly the Cinema 6 Movie Theater inside the former Loehmann’s Plaza. This is less than 1/4 mile off of the PGA Blvd. Exit of 95 North.