|If ticket sales are any indication, lots off folks are planning to enjoy a “Mid-Life Crisis.”|
“Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical” opens tonight for a four-evening dinner theater run at The Edison Club, and seats are going fast.
“We really urge people who want to see the show to get their tickets in advance at Neve’s Flooring & Furniture To Go,” Moira Scupien, the show’s director, said. “Tickets are selling very fast and seating is limited.”
The musical takes a comic look at the “age old” conditions and situations faced in mid-life. A series of scenes and sketches poke fun at the frustrations of reading glasses, mammograms, love handles and weekend warriors, all lampooned with a “Saturday Night Live” non-sensibility.
“It’s edgy humor,” Scupien said. “Anyone who is age 40 or older will enjoy some real laughs, and younger adults can get a comic look at what they have to look forward to.”
The cast includes Betsy Kommers, Chad Luerssen, Michael Werdeo, Sandy Greening, Peggy Benes, Bob Lomprey, Lisa Sharon, Darlaen Jansen, Tina Moreno, Jim Schofield, Ron Michaels, Peggy Quinn, Terry Zalewski, Moira Scupien, Dennis and Rhonda Klement.
Music director and accompanist is Laurel Monson with Scupien and Tina Moreno as the artistic directors and Tammy Jansen as the stage manager.
The Edison Club will open at 4 p.m. with a cash bar available for the Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows. Dinner seating will be from 6 to 7 p.m., clearing the tables at 7:30 p.m. for the comedy at 8 p.m.
The Sunday buffet seating will be earlier with the Edison Club opening at 2:30 p.m. and the dinner seating from 4 to 5 p.m. with tables being cleared at 5:30 before the 6 p.m. show.
“This is the first time dinner theater has been presented in Antigo,” Scupien said. “It will be a full evening experience.”
Tickets for the full dinner buffet and show are $25 each. A limited number of show-only tickets are available for $10.
Betsy Kommers and Mike Werdeo rehearse a scene from “Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical,” opening tonight at the Edison Club.