From: Pierce, Lisa Ann - (lisapierce) [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2014 5:28 PM
Subject: UA's The Full Monty Bares Heart & Humor - Not Just Skin
Let's just get rid of the elephant in the room, shall we? While underwear & inhibitions are eventually shed in UA Arizona Repertory Theatre's production of THE FULL MONTY, the moment this show is named for shows discretion & is done safely - for actors & audience members alike - through the magic of theatre.
Make no mistake, though. This musical set in Buffalo, NY, adapted from the 1997 British-set film, earned 10 Tony Award nominations on Broadway. The male cast of characters' real nakedness comes from their insecurities as they journey forth to try to come to terms with their needs & their flaws, all the while being either encouraged or petrified by the women in their lives.
You'll feel empathy for these men - & you'll cheer them on for more reasons than you think. Come laugh & be entertained by tomorrow's stars today in THE FULL MONTY! Press release attached.
F O R I M M E D I A T E R E L E A S E
CONTACT: Lisa Pierce, Dir. of Marketing & Development • 520.626.2686 • email@example.com
The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television
Approx Run Time: 165 minutes • 15-minute Intermission • Danny Gurwin, Director • 520.621.7504 • firstname.lastname@example.org Media Photo Call: Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 4:30pm in the Marroney Theatre
Oct 23, 2014
UA’s Arizona Repertory Theatre presents THE FULL MONTY
Book by Terrence McNally, Music & Lyrics by David Yazbek
directed by Danny Gurwin
TUCSON, AZ - After seeing their wives’ fervor for a Chippendales touring group, six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers who are low on prospects & cash decide to create a strip act for a local club. Jerry, who leads the ensemble, claims their act will be better than the Chippendales because they will go “the full monty” – strip all the way. As they rehearse, each character decides if he will or he won’t, & why. Funny & endearing, the men discover something that will not only change their lives financially, but will help them regain their self-esteem & enrich their bonds with those they love.
Dates & Times:
Previews: Nov 9 at 1:30pm, Nov 10 at 7:30pm Evenings: Nov 12-15, Nov 20-22, Dec 5-6 at 7:30pm Matinees: Nov 16, Nov 22-23, Dec 7 at 1:30pm
Place: Marroney Theatre on the UA campus located near the SE corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard.
Cost/Admission: Regular $31, Senior/UA Employee/Military $29, Student $21, Preview $20. For groups of 10 or more, deeper discounts apply.
Ticket Information: UA Fine Arts Box Office, (520) 621-1162 or theatre.arizona.edu
Parking: Park Avenue Garage, located on Park Avenue just north of Speedway Blvd. Pre-paid parking is available for weekday evening performances. Saturday and Sunday there is no charge to park. If you have special needs for parking, please call UA Parking & Transportation Services at (520) 621-3550.
Media Contact: Lisa Pierce, (520) 626-2686, email@example.com
Production Co-Sponsors: Jane Kivel with Campbell, Yost, Clare & Norell, P.C.
WARNING: This production contains flashing lights, strong contemporary language (some profanity as per the author’s needs), actors
shirtless or partially clothed (briefs, boxers, G-strings), & simulated male nudity* (frontal & buttocks).
*All actors are fully protected appropriately for their safety & comfort as well as the audience’s safety & comfort.
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