So I’ll let you in on a secret about the show…it’s a comedy. And, I don’t mean just any ordinary make you chuckle kind of comedy. I mean a laugh out loud, hold your stomach muscles, rip-roaring comedy. And that’s direct from the cast. They’ve worked tirelessly to make this a show to remember, and I think they’ll succeed.
This motley crew of kooky characters was willing to share their favorite scenes and memories with you so here’s a peak into what you can look forward to…
The egotistical, New York Editor, Bernie Lebowitz (Eric Armstrong) plays his womanizing role to perfection often bringing laughs during rehearsals even to Eric himself. Bernie's fumbled attempt at getting close to Conrad’s wife, Karen (Ruthy Stapleton), reveals the depths that Bernie is willing to sink to, and his attire at the time (or lack thereof) make the situation all the more interesting.
Ralph Torkelson (Devin Phillis) and his wife, Madge (Amy Ellefson), keep the Thanksgiving festivities…ummm…shall we say a gun-toting good time. Some of their favorite experiences were when Madge found out Ralph has sensitive collar bones after they have a passionate reunion. There’s also the scene where Madge produces ‘snot’ on command. Or, there’s the fact that they break nearly all ‘firearm safety’ rules. And, trust me, that’s just the beginning of funny scenes with these two.
This cast also came up with their own language and labeled scenes by unique titles. For instance, there’s susceptical and subscepticle. (And, no that’s no typo. They’re new additions to this cast’s language.) There’s a hug and tug scene that is a favorite of everyone’s. Travis Narry, who plays Conrad Baker, now refers to people who are being jerks as being of the ‘O’Hara Clan’ because of this show. Oh, and let’s not forget the ASSistant.
Now, before we give too much away, I have one final fun rehearsal moment to share. It has to do with the first time the “Winnebenago Warrior” costume was donned and involved a furry tail and dancing. Guess you’ll just have to see the show to figure that clue out.