‘The Full Monty’ Opens This Week at the Candlelight Pavilion
CLAREMONT, CA – 5/11/13- Seeing how much their wives enjoy watching male strippers during their “Girls’ Night Out,” unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, New York come up with a bold way to make some quick cash. In the process they find renewed self-esteem, the importance of friendship and the ability to have fun. As the guys work through their fears, self-consciousness, feelings of worthlessness and anxieties, they come to discover that not only are they stronger as a group, but that the strength they find in each other gives them the individual courage to face their demons and overcome them. The Full Monty is a glorious delight!
When The Full Monty appeared for the first time on the Candlelight stage in 2009, it took our audiences by storm. An obvious hit with our female patrons, whose interest was instantly piqued by the suggestive premise, but, surprisingly, also by our male viewers, who finally found a musical about themselves. This show is about the “Everyman”, and what it takes to be a “Man”. In The Full Monty, we follow six men, each very different and not your typical stripper types. These men, beaten down by life and love, are hungry and unemployed and will do just about anything to provide for and save their families, not to mention their own pride. As they battle through issues like body weight, self-esteem, self-worth, and lack of talent, they somehow come through it all with staggering results. Realizing that regardless of weight, looks, or IQ, a real man can step up to the plate. He just has to have the guts to do it. Opening in the same season as the smash hit The Producers, The Full Monty has ten times the heart and the humor. Do yourselves a favor. Come to the Candlelight, have fun, and Let It Go!
The talented cast includes Stacy Huntington (Georgie Bukatinsky), Jackson Tobiska (Buddy “Keno” Walsh), Jeremy Magouirk (Reg Willoughby), Louis Pardo (Jerry Lukowski), Sheldon Robert Morley (Dave Bukatinsky), Nick Tubbs (Malcolm MacGregor), Kristofer Sundquist (Ethan Girard), Tanner Davis (Nathan Lukowski), Chelsea Emma Franko (Susan Hershey), Jessica Mason (Joanie Lish), Michaelia Leigh (Estelle Genovese), Stephanie Draude (Pam Lukowski), Paul J. Lange (Teddy Slaughter), Neil Dale (Harold Nichols), Jackie Cox (Vicki Nichols), Jennifer Lawson (Jeanette Burmeister, May 10-June 7; June 9 & 15), Beth Mendoza (Jeanette Burmeister, June 8, 10, 13, 14 & 16), Paul David Bryant (Noah “Horse” T. Simmons), Edward Chamberlain (Minister), Jeremiah Concepcion (Tony Giordano). The cast is brought together by John LaLonde (Director), Doug Austin (Musical Direction), with John Vaughan (Choreographer).
The Full Monty opens May 10th at the Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater. Tickets are available by calling (909) 626-1254, ext 1. Regular ticket prices range from $53-$68 which includes both dinner and show. The Candlelight Pavilion is proud to announce its flexible payment plans to all Season ticket holders; save 10% on season tickets when you book as few as four shows. For more information regarding the 2013 season line-up and ticketing, please visit us online at www.thecpdt.com.