“… fast paced humor with musical comedy mixed in … delicious to watch …”
~ Angela Allyn, Chicago Stage Standard
June 13, 2017:
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL: Audiences looking for laughter this summer will find it at the PGA Arts Center when comediennes Caryn Bark, Pam Peterson, and Jan Slavin take the stage in Funny Old Broads, which will open on July 6th, and run through July 30th. The show is part of the PGA Arts Center’s Summer Series.
Funny Old Broads is a delightful mixture of song and stand-up comedy, and features well-observed domestic humor interspersed with touching personal memories. The Broads’ reflections on the absurdities of middle age and beyond, living in the ‘burbs’, and growing up in the sixties, not to mention Bark’s description of ‘middle aged Jewish ladies floundering through the Byzantine rules of Mah Jong’, will resonate with all audiences, no matter how old they are.
Funny Old Broads was created, as the multi-faceted (writer, comedienne, humorist, essayist, novelist, and playwright) Bark explains: “When I came to the shocking realization that I am older than Aunt Bee!” It was her belief that she needed to embrace aging with laughter “…as well as a good support bra and Spanx.”
Bark enlisted Pam Peterson and Jan Slavin – both of whom are popular and critically acclaimed performers individually, and known together as The Boomer Babes – and built the show around the three of them.
Caryn Bark is the creator/performer of the critically acclaimed one woman show Diary of a Skokie Girl, which played to sold-out audiences in Chicago, Kansas City, Little Rock, Phoenix, and Canada’s Winnipeg Jewish Theater. She has appeared on Lifetime Channel’s “Girls’ Nite Out”, has opened for Joel Grey, and worked for HBO and Comedy Central. She has been heard on NPR’s “The Savvy Traveler”, has been a frequent guest commentator on Chicago Public Radio station WBEZ, and a regular on Marie Osmond’s radio show, “Marie and Friends”. She has performed at comedy clubs across the country, including Catch a Rising Star and The Improv. She is the author of the novel “Mittelschmerz”, a comic romance about Chicago’s Jewish community.
Pam Peterson is the recipient of Chicago’s prestigious After Dark Award for Outstanding Cabaret Artist. She has performed with pops symphonies and big bands nationwide, as well as at numerous premiere Chicago venues, including Maxim’s, Park West, Davenports, Drury Lane, Bailiwick Theater, and The Peninsula. A member of Actor’s Equity Association, Pam’s theater credits include Chicago’s Victory Garden’s Theater, and the St. Louis Muny, and has appeared in TV spots for many Fortune 500 companies, including Motorola, Walgreens, MacDonald’s, and Prudential.
Jan Slavin is a singer, writer and stand-up comic who has performed in clubs and theaters throughout Chicago. Comedy venues have included Laugh Factory, Zanies, Comedy Bowl and many others. Most recently, Jan performed stand-up at the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival and the Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival. Jan performs regularly with Pam Peterson in their musical duo, The Boomer Babes which was created while sitting next to each other at a Passover Seder 13 years ago, during the gefilte fish course. Jan is a registered Music Together instructor, bringing the joy of music to young children. Her only regret is that she has never made homemade chicken soup but she is not about to start now.
Tickets for Funny Old Broads are on sale now, and can be purchased on line at www.pgaartscenter.com or by calling 1-855-448-7469. For group sales (12+), call 888-264-1788. Ticket prices range from $45-$59.
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 Funny Old Broads, Caryn Bark, Pam Peterson, Jan Slavin, and/or the PGA Arts Center please contact Carol Kassie at firstname.lastname@example.org at 561-445-9244.
Funny Old Broads
Written & Performed by Caryn Bark, Pam Peterson, and Jan Slavin
July 6 – July 30
Tickets: $45 – $59
For Group Sales (12+): 888-264-1788
To purchase tickets on line: www.pgaartscenter.com
Thursday 2 pm & 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
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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.