BODICE RIPPING IS BACK!
MASKS ARE THE NEW BLACK!
THE GLORIOUS ONES opened at Lincoln Center's Mitzi Newhouse Theatre on October 11th, 2007 to raves from both critics and audiences alike. If you missed it then, now's your chance! This is 90 minutes of intermission-free laughter!
THE GLORIOUS ONES is Stephen Flaherty's (Music) & Lynn Ahrens' (Lyrics) celebration of the impossible complications of love and lust in a 16th Century traveling troupe of self-obsessed actors who are completely infatuated with their own talents and any standing ovations they can marshal.
These masked uproarious prototypes are the creators of a lineage of icons that includes Lucille Ball, Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin.
They are overly dramatic megalomaniacs and emotional gymnasts.
They are also comic geniuses.
They fall madly in love. They elope. They purchase impotent love elixirs. They navigate the choppy waters of backstage. They infuriate the French King.
They go without money. They go without food. They go without connubial bliss. They go without conjugal euphoria.
What they won't go without is applause.
CURT FENNELL as Flaminio Scala
RICH HOEHN as Francesco
LESLIE COMPERCHIO as Columbina
STEPHANI SCHAPERO as Isabella
ADAM GRAY as Dottore
JOELLE KROSS as Armanda
MIKE FAY as Pantalone