Good news for all of you who don’t yet have tickets to see Keegan Theatre’s production of The Fully Monty. Thanks to the enthusiasm in the press – Susan Galbraith calls it “unapologetically a crowd pleaser” – and at the box office, Keegan has extended the raucus musical an extra week, now planning to close it June 8th.
The Broadway version, with book by Terrence McNally (Ragtime, Catch Me if You Can, Master Class), music and lyrics by David Yazbeck (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), was nominated for nine Tony awards, including Best Musical in 2000.
Those six steelworkers, in Keegan’s version (direction by Susan Marie Rhea and Mark A. Rhea) are Charlie Abel, John Loughney, Kurt Boehm, Matt Dewberry, Michael Innocenti, and Patrick Doneghy. The show features a big star turn by the always-amazing Rena Cherry Brown.
Note to all procrastinators: With Keegan’s next production, Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire, opening June 28th, this may be the only extension possible for The Full Monty.