Curtain going up in local theaters
Tater Patch: ‘Greetings!’ To run June 14-30
Tom Dudzick has written a play for all seasons. In "Greetings!" Andy has a sweet Catholic mother, a sour Catholic father and an intellectually disabled younger brother named Mickey. When he brings his Jewish atheist fiancé to meet the folks on Christmas Eve, his worst fears about family blow-ups are realized. But when Mickey, whose entire vocabulary has been limited to "oh boy" and "wow," suddenly spouts the word "Greetings!" the entire family's belief system is turned upside down. For it seems an ancient, wise and witty spirit who is set upon healing the family's wounds has borrowed Mickey's body! Come laugh, love and learn! Critics have said "No one has ever seen this play and left the theater without a smile and without some new ideas."
Tater Patch summer schedule: Greetings! opens June 14, The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet, opens June 19; IMPROV, June 27
Holly Theater: ‘Aladdin’ opens in two weeks
The genie is out of the bottle. Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character. With expanded characters, new songs, and more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will have you singing to songs such as “A Whole New World,” “Friend Like Me,” and “One Jump Ahead,” while enjoying a few new tunes that will become your favorites for sure. The show will run from June 22-23, 28-30.