‘Leading Ladies’ is High-Heeled Hilarity (Video Report)

James Cella as Leo, Brett Epstein as Jack.

Millbrook Playhouse presents Ken Ludwig’s farce Leading Ladies

leadingladiesThe Board of Directors and Artistic Director, David Leidholdt, are pleased to announce Millbrook’s next production of Leading Ladies in the Poorman Cabaret.

Just like “Some Like It Hot”, Leading Ladies offers a night of fun, laughter, and mistaken identities. Out of work actors, Leo and Jack, learn that heiress Florence Snyder has left part of her fortune to her long lost relatives Max and Steve. So, they decide to impersonate them, collect the money, and run off to California. The trouble is, upon their arrival, they find out that the relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces! With nothing but a few costumes for some of Shakespeare’s greatest female characters, such as Cleopatra and Titania, Queen of the Fairies, they decide to give it a try.

Things become more complicated when Leo, as Maxine, begins to fall for Florence’s niece, Meg. Worse, Meg is engaged to the local minister, Duncan, who is immediately suspicious of the “ladies.” Poor Jack can’t help but fall for the lovely, but ditzy, Audrey, yet his alter ego, Stephanie, has drawn the eye of both Doc and his son Butch. Their desperate attempts to keep themselves under cover (and in high heels) will have audiences rolling on the floor.
Author Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo) does it again by writing a side-splitting comedy. Directed by Robert Schneider, Assistant Directed/Fight Directed by Andrew Garret Karl, Set Design by Joshua E. Gallagher, Costume Design by Kim Jones, Lighting Design by Ethan Vail, Props Design by Denise Lalevee, and Sound Design by Joshua J. Duguid.

The cast includes James Cella as Leo, Brett Epstein as Jack, Alexandra Frost as Meg, Grace Experience as Audrey, Paul Moore as Doc, Brady Adair as Duncan, Shannon Agnew as Florence, and Matt Spencer as Butch.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for students and $10 for children. Leading Ladies runs June 26 -28, July 1 – 3, and July 8 – 11 at 7:30 p.m. and July 1 and 8 at 2 p.m. Group rates are available. You can purchase tickets by calling 570-748-8083, online at www.millbrookplayhouse.org, or by coming to the box any day of the week.

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