The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Brooklyn presents the return of MISSIONARY IN MANHATTAN: BIG PHILLY STYLE, a musical comedy about the fundamentals of big hair, blind faith, and just how plural a marriage can be. There are three shows running March 13-March 17 at the Playground at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom Street. Tickets cost $20 and are available at www.greatuke.com.
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Brooklyn, is pleased to present the return of MISSIONARY IN MANHATTAN: BIG PHILLY STYLE. The musical is the story of three polygamist pop stars. Sister Gretchen, Sister Fanny, and Sister Bunny Katherine, who find themselves abandoned by their brother husband, Charles Gregory Howard, in Philadelphia. Charles disappears after the election and was last seen at Tavern on Camac (with his vocal coach named Gerard). Ukuleles in tow, Gretchen, Fanny, and Bunny Katherine turn pop songs into "God songs," lament, and stop at nothing to track down the father of their seven children. A pride play in its purest form, Missionary in Manhattan: Big Philly Style is a heartfelt and hysterical one-act musical that celebrates and examines individualism and honesty within the institution of marriage.
The cast of MISSIONARY IN MANHATTAN: BIG PHILLY STYLE includes Caitlin Davis, Elizabeth May, Dave May and Lily Narbonne. Scenic and Lighting Design is by Flora Vassar. The show is directed by Kaleigh Malloy.
Thursday, March 14 at 8 p.m.
Friday, March 15 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 17 at 3 p.m.
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Brooklyn provides a theatrical home for southerners in the north and an invitation to those untouched by southern charm to "party til the cows come home." The founding members of UOGB challenge a generation criticized for its apathy, detachment, and reliance on technology by demanding audience engagement through outrageous comedy, musical celebrations, and honest storytelling.