The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT)
Are you ready for ‘Full Monty’?
TORRINGTON — The Warner Stage Company will present “The Full Monty” on the Warner Theatre Main Stage, with performances May 5-13.
Based on the cult hit film of the same name, “The Full Monty,” a 10-time Tony Award nominee, is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show.
While spying on their wives at a “Girls Night Out,” a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo see how much they enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold and unclothed way to make some quick cash. In preparing, they find themselves extremely exposed; not merely physically but emotionally.
As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness and prejudices, the men come to discover that they’re stronger as a group, and the strength that they find in each other gives them the individual courage to “let it go.”
Contains adult language and situation. The Warner Stage Company production of “The Full Monty” is directed and choreographed by Roxie Quinn and music directed by Michael Berkeley. Performances are May 5, 11 and 12 at 8 p.m. and May 6 and 13 at 2 p.m.
The production is from the book by Terrence McNally, with music and lyrics by David Yazbek. Based on the motion picture released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, written by Simon Beaufoy, produced by Uberto Pasolini and directed by Peter Cattaneoe. It is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.