Lifting spirits while dropping their drawers is the cast of the smash hit Broadway musical The Full Monty, which opens Sept. 12 at The Argyle Theatre at Babylon Village.
This comedic masterpiece, based on Terrence McNally’s book with music and lyrics by David Yazbek and the 1997 film proudly struts the stage beginning September 12, thanks to Argyles’ beloved father-son duo and owners Mark and Dylan Perlman and brilliant artistic director Evan Pappas.
“The audience will want to root for everybody,” says Pappas. “At the end of the day, these wonderful, glorious people are just trying to survive out of their love for their families and children, and just to work and protect their world by doing something so wonderfully silly.”
The musical follows the story of six recently unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo, all low on funds, self-esteem, and hope but high on anxiety and desperation. The story takes place in the 1980s, when Chippendales dancers were bringing in lots of dough. Feeling inspired and eager to pay overdue bills and child support, and improve their relationships with themselves and their loved ones, the guys unite to create their own act, in which they will strip down to nothing to give their audience The Full Monty.
The actual story of The Full Monty is “brilliant,” and “so well written,” including the lyrics that emit a fun, urban vibe, says Pappas. The audience will find they can surprisingly relate to the story’s central themes and characters. Pappas says his vision for the production included keeping it real, as well as hilariously funny. Picture six average Joes preparing for their act in the living room.
In addition to a stellar cast, bringing this awesome musical comedy to life is Argyle’s fantastic creative team, including set design by Front Row Theatrical, costume design by Peter Fogel, lighting design by Graham Kindred, sound design by Carlos Dias, Jr., props and production coordination by Alison Savino, Technical Director Michael Kauffman, Production Stage Manager Krista Swan, Assistant Stage Manager Julianna Cricchio, and Casting Director Michael Cassara.
Get your tickets today!
Argyle Theatre at Babylon Village, 34 West Main St., Babylon. argyletheater.com, 844-631-5483. The Full Monty tickets $49-$74. Sept. 12-Oct. 20.