SUDS: The Rock­ing 60’s Mu­si­cal Soap Opera

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QNEK Pro­duc­tions con­tin­ues it’s 21st Sea­son by pre­sent­ing SUDS: The Rock­ing 60’s Soap Opera at the Haskell Opera House Septem­ber 12, 13, 14, 19, and 20. In the style of other juke­box mu­si­cals like For­ever Plaid, Mamma Mia, and Jersey Boys, that use an artist’s or par­tic­u­lar decade’s mu­sic to tell a story, SUDS sets a com­edy in the world of the great­est mu­si­cal hits of the 1960’s. If au­di­ences aren’t groov­ing in their seats, they’ll be rolling in the aisles for this non-stop, bub­bly-fun party for all ages.

Cindy’s birth­day be­gins as Sun­shine, Lol­lipops, and Rain­bows, but when the mail ar­rives, so does trou­ble, and her day just keeps get­ting worse. Alone in the world, and in the laun­dro­mat she works in, Cindy de­cides that she can’t go on. But, out of the blue and just in time, two strangers ar­rive to save her. Marge and DeeDee couldn’t be more dif­fer­ent than one another, but they have one thing in common. They are BOTH Cindy’s guardian an­gels, and were sent to earth to teach her about true love, and lead­ing life to it’s fullest. What they didn’t plan on, was need­ing a lit­tle help them­selves. It turns out that guardian an­gels some­times need guardian an­gels of their own!

Will Marge and Dee Dee fin­ish their as­sign­ment be­fore their quar­rel­ing breaks them a apart? Will Cindy slip back into the dark cloud of despair or into the arms of the charm­ing new bach­e­lor who moved in down the block? Who’s the mys­te­ri­ous old lady who keeps drop­ping by? Does any­one’s laun­dry ever get done? Will Cindy’s “mys­tery date” turn out to be “the ONE”?

Find out in this de­li­ciously melo­dra­matic “soap” opera that just doesn’t quit! With songs like You Can’t Hurry Love, RE­SPECT, Th­ese Boots Are Made for Walkin’, I Say A Lit­tle Prayer, Goin› to the Chapel, and so many more, SUDS is a must-see for au­di­ences of all ages!

Di­rected by Phil Gos­selin with Mu­si­cal Di­rec­tion by Mark Vi­o­lette, this fan­tas­tic four-per­son dy­namo is led by Jenny Dunne as the love­ably im­pres­sion­able Cindy, with Ruth-Ann Fletcher as brassy, no-non­sense Marge, and Danielle Car­rier as the man­i­cally perky Dee Dee. Phil Gos­selin rounds out the cast, jug­gling the rest of SUDS’ de­light­fully mem­o­rable char­ac­ters

SUDS’ pro­duc­tion team in­cludes Stage Man­ager Lisa Foster McCrae, Set En­gi­neer/Master Car­pen­ter Rick Gos­selin, Light­ing En­gi­neer Den­nis Zei­gler, and Pro­duc­tion As­sis­tants Emma Cas­tle and Ben­jamin Bar­rup.

QNEK’s pro­duc­tion of SUDS is un­der­writ­ten by Heron’s Path, Hayes Ford, and Com­mu­nity Na­tional Bank. Ad­di­tional support comes from Cata­mount Arts, The Front Desk, The Haskell Free Li­brary and Opera House, The MAC Cen­ter for the Arts, Moo 92, NEK-TV, North­ern Star Lake Cruises, Ver­mont Pie and Pasta Company, and Whim­sey Works Ver­mont.

Don’t miss this thrilling mu­si­cal event! QNEK’s SUDS: The Rock­ing 60’s Mu­si­cal Soap Opera runs for six per­for­mances, from Fri­day, Septem­ber 12 through Satur­day, Septem­ber 20 at the Haskell Opera House in Derby Line, VT and Stanstead, QC. The cur­tain rises on Fri­day 9.12 at 7:30 PM, Satur­day 9.13 at 7:30 PM, Sun­day 9.14 at 2:00 PM, Fri­day 9.19 at 7:30 PM, and Satur­day 9.20 at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Tick­ets and in­for­ma­tion are avail­able by call­ing the QNEK Box Of­fice at (802) 334-2216, vis­it­ing qnek. com, at the MAC Cen­ter on Main Street in New­port, or by ad­vance pur­chase on­line or by phone at cata­moun­tarts.org and the Cata­mount Arts Box Of­fice at 888-7575559.

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