North Shore Music Theatre returns to its renovated home in Beverly with an all new and exciting production of The Full Monty created specifically for the unique theatre in-the-round. With book by Tony Award winner Terrence McNally and music and lyrics by pop composer David Yazbek, the musical is based on the record- breaking 1997 Academy Award-nominated hit film by the same name, and is hailed by critics as "a genuine musical comedy," "full of brilliance," "witty," "funny," and "exhilarating." Barry Ivan directs and choreographs.
The Full Monty is the raucous, heartfelt story of six unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, New York who go to great lengths to make some cash and help out a friend in trouble. When a local male strip show - whose dancers venture down to their G-strings - is a hit with the local women, the cash-strapped factory workers figure they can really cash in if they go "the full Monty." The buddies, desperate for self-respect, must overcome their fears, their nerves, and their clothes for a shot at success.