Who knew life after 50 could be so funny, melodic, and sexy?
Friday February 10 @ 8 PM • Saturday February 11 @ 2 PM & 8 PM,
Sunday February 12 @ 3 PM
@ The Park Vista Theatre
7900 Jog Road, Lake Worth, FL 33467
Book by SUSAN SEIDELMAN (Director of the film BOYNTON BEACH CLUB)
Music by NED PAUL GINSBURG • Lyrics by MICHAEL COLBY • Directed by PAMELA HUNT
Starring a Brilliant Broadway Cast:
*HEATHER MACRAE (Hair, Falsettos; award-winning cabaret performer; daughter of Gordon & Sheila MacRae) * ALAN CAMPBELL (Tony nominated star of Sunset Boulevard, Contact; TV- Jake and the Fatman * STEPHEN BERGER (Into The Woods, The Pajama Game, Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah!) * BARBARA WALSH (Tony nominated star of Falsettos, Company, Big and Hairspray) * JANICE LYNDE (Applause; Emmy nominations for The Young & the Restless, One Life to Live) * MARK ZIMMERMAN (Brigadoon, West Side Story) * BARBARA MINKUS (Funny Girl; TV-Love American Style) * BETHE B. AUSTIN (Drama Desk Award, Noises Off, Sly Fox) * NORA MAE LYNG (Forbidden Broadway, Cabaret, Three men On A Horse) * JEROLD GOLDSTEIN (How To Succeed In Business Withoput Really Trying) * JOAN BARBER (Follies, Man Of La Mancha) * SCOTT BURKELL (Titanic) * CLIFF TOWNSEND (The Wiz)
Boynton Beach Club is a new musical spotlighting how people today are aging differently than in the past. As the “Baby Boomer” generation hits retirement age and people are living longer and healthier lives, our notions about “old age” are changing. While addressing such poignant aspects as bereavement, Boynton Beach Club provides an upbeat outlook towards the multitude of life-affirming possibilities after age 50, including vibrant friendships, romance and … sex. The musical score evokes the rhythms of the Boomer generation, mixing references to pop, rock and 60′s style Latin dance rhythms, along with more traditional Broadway-style showtunes.
Boynton Beach Club began as a 2006 movie directed and co-written by Susan Seidelman. She developed the movie based on an original story from her mother Florence, who lives in Boynton Beach. The movie was filmed in various locations all around the Boynton Beach and Delray area, incorporating many of the local residents as extras. The cast included a group of veteran movie stars, Dyan Cannon, Brenda Vaccaro, Joe Bologna, Sally Kellerman, Len Cariou and Michael Nouri.
Composer Ned Paul Ginsburg and lyricist Michael Colby saw the BBC movie and felt it should be made into a musical. They contacted the Seidelman women and the decision was made to move forward with the staging of the musical. Over the next two years, Broadway actors were recruited who gave brilliant performances during developmental readings of the show in New York City.
Ned Paul Ginsburg (Music/Producer) has earned composing honors from The National Endowment for the Arts, The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, The International Association of Jazz Educators, The Songwriters Guild of America, and Downbeat magazine. Ned has provided support to a great number of shows in the theater, on television and film, and in the concert hall. He has been a contributing orchestrator to Beauty And The Beast, Aladdin, Minnelli On Minnelli, Wonder Pets, Paper Moon, Casper – The Musical, The Academy Awards show, Radio City Easter show, and to several Warner Bros. films, included the Oscar-nominated Michael Collins.
Michael Colby (Lyrics) is the librettist/lyricist of such musicals as Charlotte Sweet (Drama Desk Award nomination), Tales Of Tinseltown, North Atlantic (Show Business Award), Delphi Or Bust, Ludlow Ladd, The Human Heart (Billy Rose Foundation grant), Slay it With Music, They Chose Me! (Tada!), and Mrs. McThing. He was named for inclusion in The National Playwrights Directory, 2nd Edition (published by the O’Neill Theatre Center). In 2001, Amas Musical Theatre presented QUEL FROMAGE, a benefit tribute to Mr. Colby, featuring alumni from his musicals. Mr. Colby is a member of BMI and the Dramatists Guild. For more information, visit http://www.michaelcolby.com.
Susan Seidelman (Book) is best known for her work as a film director. Seidelman’s first studio film Desperately Seeking Susan, starring Madonna and Rosanna Arquette, received a Cesar Award nomination (French “Oscar”) for Best Foreign Film in 1985. Susan directed several other films, among them: Making Mr. Right, She-Devil, Cookie, Gaudi Afternoon and Boynton Beach Club. In 1994, Susan received an Academy Award nomination for a short film she wrote and directed, The Dutch Master. She has been the recipient of a New York Women In Film and TV “MUSE” award, as well as a “Crystal Apple” award from former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani for her contributions to filmmaking in New York City.