Kempenfelt Community Players is pleased to present the final production of their 2011 – 2012 season, The Full Monty, at Barrie’s Mady Centre for the Performing Arts.
Written by Terrence McNally with music and lyrics by David Yazbek, it is the tale of six unemployed steelworkers who go to extreme lengths to make some fast cash and help out a friend. Each facing their own personal crisis, the guys concoct a bold plan, in the process they build self-confidence and rediscover the importance of friendship, family and community.
“The Full Monty is about much more than, as one character puts it, prancing around Buffalo with your willies out”, said Stephen Bainbrough, Director. “It has incredible heart and courage and more than its share of laughs, just what one needs in tough economic times!”
Audience members will fall in love with the characters in this raucous, heartfelt story of camaraderie and the resilience of the human spirit. The production will surprise you, delight you and by the final scene will have you cheering heartily for the underdog!
KCP’s loveable musical comedy opens Thursday May 3 followed by a post-show reception. The run of The Full Monty consists of 8:00 p.m. performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays, May 3 through May 13 at the Mady Centre.
The musical score includes such songs as It’s a Woman’s World, Big-Ass Rock, Big Black Man, You Rule My World, Michael Jordan’s Ball, You Walk with Me and Let it Go.
The talented cast of The Full Monty includes Wayne Desormeaux (Jerry Lukowski), Jake Villeneuve (Nathan Lukowski), Kevin Scharf (Dave Bukatinsky), James Dobson (Ethan Girard), Gibb McGugan (Malcolm MacGregor), Sebastian Asselberg (Harold Nichols) and Dave Nurse (Horse Simmons). KCP’s final production of the season will be directed by Stephen Bainborough and produced by Andrée Day. The Director of Music is Edwina Douglas with Joy Thompson, Meghan McGoey and Stephen Bainborough sharing choreography duties.
Tickets are $22 for adults and $17 for students, and senior citizens. A rate of $19 for adults and $15 for students and senior citizens is available to groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased by calling KCP Box Office at 705.739.4228 or by visiting the KCP website https://www.kempenfeltplayers.com/shows/2012/the-full-monty.
The Full Monty is made possible through strong community partnerships and sponsorships. Key sponsors include: Rhubarb Media, B101, FM93, Kwik Kopy, Rogers TV, The City of Barrie and The Ontario Trillium Foundation.
KCP is a community theatre group that has performed live musicals in Barrie for over 30 years. Our fall young company production nurtures and develops young performers and brings the magic of theatre to students and families. Our winter full company production integrates performers of all ages and brings the excitement of Broadway to Barrie. Our spring studio ensemble production is adventurous and contemporary, offering new opportunities for our members and audience to grow.