Thursday, July 12, 2012

Friday To-Do: 'The Full Monty'

Posted By on Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 8:01 AM

From left, Douglas Hammon, Jeremiah Herman, Frank Butler, Justin Pike, Terry Harrison and Jacob Sturgeon star in The Weekend Theaters production of The Full Monty.
  • Byron Taylor
  • From left, Douglas Hammon, Jeremiah Herman, Frank Butler, Justin Pike, Terry Harrison and Jacob Sturgeon star in The Weekend Theater's production of "The Full Monty."

'THE FULL MONTY'
7:30 p.m. The Weekend Theater. $16-$20.

Judging from the volume and pitch of the shrieking laughter the mere mention of the film "Magic Mike" elicited from a gaggle of ladies here at the office, there is a market for watching dudes take their clothes off. Of course, actor and former male stripper Channing Tatum, who stars in "Magic Mike," is a good bit more chiseled than your average Joe.

But perhaps the ladies might also be inclined to watch average Joes disrobe while gyrating to dance music.

That's the central premise of "The Full Monty," a musical based on the 1997 hit British film. The stage version is in Buffalo, N.Y., but the story is similar: a group of unemployed blue-collar guys get their grooves back and earn a little scratch by taking it all off. According to director Bob Bidewell, the cast of The Weekend Theater's production won't be totally in the buff.

"By law we can't 'bare all' due to ABC regulations. They do remove all garments but are covered by their police hats and a blinding light cue at the very end," he wrote, "exactly as it was done at The Rep."

The show's themes about unemployment, economic hardship and how these struggles affect the male psyche are certainly relevant, given the prolonged economic doldrums the country can't seem to escape. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 4.

Tags: , , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Speaking of...

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Robert Bell

Readers also liked…

  • Guest Mix: Rural War Room

    World wide weird duo Rural War Room (Donavan Suitt & Byron Werner) is celebrating 10 years of broadcasting and production here in Little Rock and abroad. RWR Radio on KABF 88.3 FM (10 p.m. Tuesdays or anytime on their website), features the duo alternating records in an effort to surprise one another.
    • Sep 14, 2015
  • Your new flags of Little Rock

    BRASHER: Hello Arkansans, this is the first piece from us, Brasher and Rowe and we are some dudes who work in downtown Little Rock and we eat lunch and just talk about all the exciting things around here.
    • Sep 18, 2015
  • The plight of the refugees: Dark episodes in Arkansas

    Ernest Dumas reaches into history, some personal, for moments in Arkansas's view of refugees. It was brought to mind by the current crisis in Europe and the political divisions over whether the U.S. should respond to the needs of the displaced.
    • Sep 22, 2015

Most Shared

  • Executionpalooza

    Appearances count. I was struck by a single sentence over the weekend in a full page of coverage in The New York Times devoted to the killing spree in Arkansas, beginning with a front-page account of the recent flurry of legal filings on pending executions and continuing inside with an interview with Damien Echols, the former death row inmate.
  • Art bull

    "God, I hate art," my late friend The Doctor used to say.
  • Not justice

    The strongest, most enduring calls for the death penalty come from those who feel deeply the moral righteousness of "eye-for-an-eye" justice, or retribution. From the depths of pain and the heights of moral offense comes the cry, "The suffering you cause is the suffering you shall receive!" From the true moral insight that punishment should fit the crime, cool logic concludes, "Killers should be killed." Yet I say: retribution yes; death penalty no.
  • Judge Griffen writes about morality, Christian values and executions

    Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen, who blogs at Justice is a verb!, sends along a new post this morning.
  • The Ledell Lee execution thread

    Arkansas Times contributor Jacob Rosenberg is at the Cummins Unit in Grady filing dispatches tonight in advance of the expected execution of Ledell Lee, who was sentenced to death for the Feb. 9, 1993, murder of Debra Reese, 26, who was beaten to death in the bedroom of her home in Jacksonville.

Visit Arkansas

Haralson, Smith named to Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

Haralson, Smith named to Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

Chuck Haralson and Ken Smith were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame during the 43rd annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation