Lake Worth, FL – Boynton Beach Club is based on the hit film about our capacity to fall in love…at any age. Book by SUSAN SEIDELMAN (Director of the film BOYNTON BEACH CLUB), Music by NED PAUL GINSBUR, Lyrics by MICHAEL COLBY and Directed by PAMELA HUNT.
Boynton Beach Club plays at at the Lake Worth’s Park Vista Theatre Friday February 10, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday February 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., Sunday February 12, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets: $25
Boynton Beach Club is a new musical spotlighting how people today are aging differently than in the past. As the “Baby Boomer” generation hits retirement age and people are living longer and healthier lives, our notions about “old age” are changing. While addressing such poignant aspects as bereavement, Boynton Beach Club provides an upbeat outlook towards the multitude of life-affirming possibilities after age 50, including vibrant friendships, romance and … sex. The musical score evokes the rhythms of the Boomer generation, mixing references to pop, rock and 60’s style Latin dance rhythms, along with more traditional Broadway-style showtunes.
Boynton Beach Club began as a 2006 movie directed and co-written by Susan Seidelman. She developed the movie based on an original story from her mother Florence, who lives in Boynton Beach. The movie was filmed in various locations all around the Boynton Beach and Delray area, incorporating many of the local residents as extras. The cast included a group of veteran movie stars, Dyan Cannon, Brenda Vaccaro, Joe Bologna, Sally Kellerman, Len Cariou and Michael Nouri.
Composer Ned Paul Ginsburg and lyricist Michael Colby saw the BBC movie and felt it should be made into a musical. They contacted the Seidelman women and the decision was made to move forward with the staging of the musical. Over the next two years, Broadway actors were recruited who gave brilliant performances during developmental readings of the show in New York City.
THE BROADWAY CREDITED CAST INCLUDES: Heather MacRae (HAIR, FALSETTOS; award-winning cabaret performer; daughter of Gordon & Sheila MacRae), Alan Campbell (Tony Award-nominated star of SUNSET BOULEVARD, CONTACT; TV- Jake and the Fatman), Stephen Berger (INTO THE WOODS; THE PAJAMA GAME; off-Broadway: HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDAH! and NITECLUB CONFIDENTIAL), Barbara Walsh (Tony Award-nominated star of FALSETTOS, COMPANY, BIG, and HAIRSPRAY), Janice Lynde (APPLAUSE; Emmy nominations for The Young & the Restless, One Life to Live), Mark Zimmerman (BRIGADOON; WEST SIDE STORY), Barbara Minkus (FUNNY GIRL; TV-Love American Style) • Bethe B. Austin (Drama Desk Award, NOISES OFF; played opposite Robert Preston in SLY FOX), Nora Mae Lyng (original star of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY; Broadway credits: CABARET, THREE MEN ON A HORSE), Jerold Goldstein (HOW TO SUCCEED…), Joan Barber (FOLLIES, MAN OF LA MANCHA), Scott Burkell (TITANIC) and Cliff Townsend (THE WIZ).
We know that Boynton Beach, Delray and Boca Raton audiences will enjoy seeing “The Boynton Beach Club” in a Musical Concert setting performed at the Park Vista Theatre in their beautiful 800 seat theatre with stadium seating, located at 7900 Jog Rd, Lake Worth, FL 33467.
Be the first to see Boynton Beach Club: The Musical in a concert setting and participate in helping us shape this Broadway-bound musical! The show runs between February 10-12, 2012 where it will play for four performances. Please visit www.BoyntonBeachClubMusical.com for additional information.
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