Marcie Gorman-Althof, Executive Producer & Artistic Director for the newly-renamed MNM Theatre Company, today announced four major productions in 2018 that will run at the Kravis Center’s Rinker Playhouse. The upcoming shows and performance dates are:
May 25 to June 10
This triple-crown Tony Award winner (Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book) is a laugh-out-loud adult musical with both live actors and puppets.
I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
July 27 to August 12
The second-longest running Off Broadway musical about “everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit.”
MY WAY: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra
September 28 to October 14
This delightful musical revue features 56 songs recorded by “Ol’ Blue Eyes,” including All of Me, All the Way, Chicago, Fly Me to the Moon, High Hopes, It Was a Very Good Year, Love and Marriage, That’s Life, the title song and more.
November 16 to December 2
The most popular movie musical in history is set in Rydell High School in 1959 and features such pop hits as Summer Loving, Hopelessly Devoted to You, Greased Lightnin’, You’re the One That I Want, and Beauty School Dropout. GREASE will be co-presented with the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
Now a not-for-profit 501(c)(3), MNM Theatre Company was formerly known as MNM Productions, which successfully produced eight highly praised, award-winning musicals over the last few years, including A Chorus Line, Side By Side By Sondheim, Hair, The World Goes Round, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Stephen Sondheim’s Company, La Cage Aux Folles, and Little Shop of Horrors.
While Michael Lifshitz, co-producer of MNM Productions, is no longer involved, longtime MNM stalwarts – director Bruce Linser, musical director Paul Reekie, and publicists Carol Kassie and Gary Schweikhart – will continue to work with the new, not-for-profit MNM Theatre Company. In fact, Linser is directing AVENUE Q and GREASE, with Reekie serving as musical director for both shows.
For I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT NOW CHANGE and MY WAY: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dominick Ruggiero will be the director, with Caryl Fantel serving as music director.
“Auditions for AVENUE Q and GREASE will be held on March 5-6 at FAU’s Department of Theatre & Dance in Boca Raton,” says Gorman-Althof. “As with our previous productions, MNM seeks Florida-based actors, both Equity and non-Equity, and performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to audition.”