An erudite music sketch comedy, the show recalls Beyond the Fringe, Mel Brooks and Monty Python. It consists of seven scenes in wildly different settings. The music is by well-known collaborators such as Tchaikovsky, Chopin and Puccini. A good-natured spoof of music and literature, the show is funniest for those who are well-read, but has plenty of humor for all. It follows the travails of Fenster Blande, a mild-manned sort who is desperate for the love of Chava Niceday, a pretty bank teller. Foiled by a handsome rogue, he falls into a dreamlike state, where he continues to be thwarted in Shakespearean England, the Grand Opera, the Great Depression and Prehistoric Africa. He achieves his apotheosis in the ballet, a broad parody of Swan Lake.
The cast features Thomas and Patricia Petiet, who were compared to Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca in the original reviews. They are supported by a professional ensemble of seven. The show will be filmed for television.
Lydia Mendelssohn Theater (View)
911 N University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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