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THE FULL MONTY
STAGED NAKED AMBITION
Lifting spirits while dropping their
drawers is the cast of the smash hit
Broadway musical The Full Monty,
which opens this month at The Argyle
Theatre at Babylon Village.
This comedic masterpiece, based on
Terrence McNally’s book with music
and lyrics by David Yazbek and on
the 1997 film, proudly struts the stage
beginning September 12, thanks to
Argyle’s beloved father-son duo and
owners Mark and Dylan Perlman
and brilliant artistic director Evan
“The audience will want to root for
everybody,” says Pappas. “At the end
of the day, these wonderful, glorious
people are just trying to survive out
of their love for their families and
children, and just to work and protect
their world by doing something
so wonderfully silly.”
The musical follows
the story of six recently
Buffalo, all low on
and hope but high on
anxiety and desperation.
The story takes
place in the 1980s, when Chippendales
dancers were bringing in lots of
dough. Feeling inspired and eager to
pay overdue bills and child support,
and improve their relationships with
themselves and their loved ones, the
guys unite to create their own act, in
which they will strip down to nothing
to give their audience The Full Monty.
The actual story of The Full Monty
is “brilliant,” and “so well written,”
including the lyrics that emit a fun,
urban vibe, says Pappas. The audience
will find they can surprisingly relate
to the story’s central themes and characters.
Pappas says his vision for the
production included keeping it real,
as well as hilariously funny. Picture
six average Joes preparing for their
act in the living room.
In addition to a stellar cast, bringing
this awesome musical comedy
to life is Argyle’s
team, including set
design by Front Row
design by Peter Fogel,
by Graham Kindred,
sound design by Carlos
Dias, Jr., props
and production coordination
Savino, Technical Director
Michael Kauffman, Production
Stage Manager Krista Swan, Assistant
Stage Manager Julianna Cricchio, and
Casting Director Michael Cassara.
Get your tickets today!
Argyle Theatre at Babylon Village,
34 West Main St., Babylon. argyletheater.
com, 844-631-5483. The
Full Monty tickets are $49-$74.
Sept. 12-Oct. 20.
By MICHELLE GABRIELLE CENTAMORE
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