The Full Monty: The Musical was presented by Theatrikos Theatre Company in the Doris Harper-White Playhouse from July 24 through August 9, 2015. The play received rave reviews from audience goers, and filled each show to capacity. Additional shows were added to meet the demand.
The production was led by Director Jan Rominger, a veteran director of many Flagstaff plays and musicals, including Rent by Flagstaff Light Opera Company, and Viola Award-winning production, God of Carnage. The Full Monty included several musical numbers and dance routines, with a large cast and expansive set design.
From the synopsis:
In this Americanized musical stage version adapted from the 1997 British film of the same name, six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers, low on both cash and prospects, decide to present a strip act at a local club after seeing their wives’ enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales. One of them, Jerry, declares that their show will be better than the Chippendales dancers because they’ll go “the full monty” — strip all the way. As they prepare for the show, working through their fears, self-consciousness, and anxieties, they overcome their inner demons and find strength in their camaraderie.
Testimonials from audience goers:
“The Full Monty was exceptional. The script, the cast, the music, and the choreography were nearly flawless. Flagstaff should take great pride in the local talent amassed for this production.”
“The vocals were astoundingly delightful, as were the comedic routines. The varied characters all blending roles to keep the audience on the edge of their seats, asking “There is more…!!!?” And YES, to the final bow!! GOOD SHOW FULL MONTY!!!”
“Every cast member was strong in acting and singing. Funny, touching, vulnerable with emotions as well the physical vulnerability. Best local production I have seen in years.”
“The acting was top notch for our little community theater. The feeling they put into their characters took you right along with them.”