CAT ON MY HEAD PRODUCTIONS has announced the world premiere production of Tom Kelly's BLEACHED BLONDE BETTY, with original music by the award-winning Allison Leyton-Brown and directed by Dan Patrick Brady. BLEACHED BLONDE BETTY play a limited engagement at the Workshop Theater (316 West 35th Street, 4th Fl.). Performances begin Thursday, March 14 and continue until Sunday, March 24. Opening Night is Thursday, March 14 (8 p.m.). Press are invited to all performances.
Betty is a writer rapidly going nowhere but to work as a waitress. Betty likes Sammy, the security guard at the New Modern Museum of Art. Mystic is Betty's stripper roommate. She introduces Betty to her new boyfriend, Bobby. Betty LOVES Bobby. Bobby is suddenly interested in Betty. He suggests to Betty a way for them to realize the life they want: use Sammy to steal a painting from the Museum. Along the way they will have to battle the Jersey Mob, a serial killer, an ex-con art thief, and the general chaos of their own conscience. BLEACHED BLONDE BETTY asks the one major question in life: what would you do for love?
The production stars Karen Stanion (Reasons to Live, Provincetown Theatre) as Betty, Joe Diomede (award-winning actor for the film Sharp Love, Sharp Kittens) as Bobby, Kristen Lazzarini as Mystic, John Lenartz (Bdwy: Inherit the Wind) as Sammy, Stacy Ann Strang as Anna/Denise, Ryan Lee (Side Man, EST) as Nathaniel, Gregory Kostal as Harold and Richard Kent Green as Frank.
The production features scenic and lighting design by Lauren Parrish, and costume design by Lucy Goldberg. Lauren Parrish is the production manager, DeLisa White is the sound designer and Laura Hirschberg is the production stage manager.
BLEACHED BLONDE BETTY plays the following regular schedule through Sunday, March 24:
Thursdays at 8 p.m.
Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
There are two additional performances: Tuesday 3/19 at 8 p.m. and Wednesday 3/20 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are 18 and are now available online at workshoptheater.org. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the theater 30 minutes prior to performance.
Running Time: 90 minutes, one intermission