The Large and Lovely musical - an XXL chorus line!
The "other girl next door" finds fame and glamour at a beauty pageant for plus-sized women in this backstage musical. Dubbed "a size XXL Chorus Line" (NY Post), Pretty Faces follows each contestant's Cinderella transformation, from day one of rehearsals to the crowning moment of truth. Complete with two feuding stars, a love-struck stage manager, a baton-twirling rich Southern belle, and a spoiled rich girl, this show pays tribute to the large and lovely.
Author/Composer Robert W. Cabell based this witty and gutsy new musical on real-life people, giving voice to the talented actresses perpetually cast in secondary or character roles because of their ample size. " I decided what if people could see them dressed up and looking gorgeous, and get to know them as the sexy, sensual, desirable women that they are? And that's how 'Pretty Faces' was born." The result was a triumphant Off Broadway run that was greeted enthusiastically by both audiences and critics. Show Business noted that "Cabell keeps the tunes short 'n'bouncy, winning us over with the amusing "Too Plump for Prom Night", the recurring "The Sleepwalkers Lament" and Bobby Joy's star-spangled, baton twirling song "I'm Twirling for Jesus". Leave the calorie-counter at home and check out this hilarious and life-affirming take on an All-American tradition.
Tuesday, Sept 21, 8pm
Wednesday, Sept 22, 1pm and 8pm
Saturday, Sept 25, 8pm
Sunday, Sept 26, 4:30pm
Monday, Sept 27, 9pm
Appropriate for audiences 9+.
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