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Marilyn: Forever Blonde

The Boca Raton Theatre Guild presents Marilyn: Forever Blonde – The Marilyn Monroe Story in Her Own Words and Music, starring Sunny Thompson as Marilyn Monroe, at the Township Center for the Performing Arts in Coconut Creek from November 21st – December 1st, and at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center’s Studio Theatre from January 9th – 11th.

The story is set at a photo shoot in the summer of 1962. As screen icon Marilyn Monroe poses for her photographer she finds herself wondering what it might be like if she had it to do all over again.  In Marilyn: Forever Blonde, the legendary actress reveals much of what we know – but even more about what we don’t know – of the roller coaster ride she took from the orphanage to the silver screen.  It is a fascinating and provocative journey.
Playwright Greg Thompson painstakingly researched all aspects of Monroe’s life – all the words spoken in the play have been documented as being Marilyn’s own.  Marilyn: Forever Blonde features 17 songs by some of the greatest songwriters in show business; Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, and Johnny Mercer are all represented, and Monroe performed each of the musical numbers featured in the production in her films. The music is has been carefully selected to help tell Marilyn’s story – a life of dreams and make-believe that catapulted her to the stars and ultimately found her crashing down to Earth – remaining in our memories forever.

The play languished on the shelf for more than a dozen years before Thompson found the right actress to play the part. “I found Marilyn Monroe impersonators who couldn’t act, and many wonderful actresses who just didn’t seem to give off the sexual playfulness of Monroe,” says Thompson.  “I didn’t even think of Sunny as Marilyn until she put on a Marilyn styled wig to do a parody in her stage show.”  But Sunny turned the offer down, explaining that no woman should ever have to be compared with Marilyn Monroe.  However after two years of ‘nagging’ Thompson finally got his way.  “It took nearly 15 years to make it happen,” he says.  “If I’d had to wait another 15 years I’m afraid I might have forgotten what it was about Marilyn Monroe that turned me on in the first place!”
Tickets for Marilyn: Forever Blonde are on sale now:

November 21 – December 1, 2013
Tickets: $30/ $25 if purchased before opening night
Days & Times: Thurs – Sat: 8pm,
Sat & Sun: 2pm (no performance on Thanksgiving)
The Township Center for the Performing Arts
2452 Lyons Road
Coconut Creek, FL 33066
Phone: 954-970-0606 (tickets available by phone or at the box office only)

January 9 – 11, 2014
Tickets: $: $30/ $25 if purchased before opening night
Days & Times: Thu, Fri & Sat: 8pm,
Fri & Sat: 2pm
The Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, Studio Theatre, 2nd Floor
201 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone:  866-811-4111
Group Sales: 561-948-2601
Tickets available online at: or by calling 866-811-4111