YOU JUST HAVE NO IDEA World Premiere Set for Broadway Onstage Live Theatre, Begin. 1/10
The 20th Season of Broadway Onstage Live Theatre and the 33rd, and final, season of Dennis Wickline Productions ushers in 2014 with the World Premiere Comedy YOU JUST HAVE NO IDEA by Cecelia Reuter Lesner, opening on Friday, January 10 and running Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Select Sundays at 2pm through Saturday, February 8.
Select Sunday Matinees are only performed at Broadway Onstage when a prearranged group of 30 or more is scheduled to attend. Broadway Onstage Live Theatre is located at 21517 Kelly Rd. at Toepfer (8 ½ Mile Rd.) in Eastpointe. The theatre is the home of the patented TeeVeeStage Presentation system, which employs cameras above the audience and monitors above the stage to provide audience members with different viewing perspectives of the live stage performance. Broadway Onstage Live Theatre is also the home of Dennis Wickline Productions, Inc., which began producing Non-Equity professional Live Theatre on the Eastside of Detroit in February of 1980.
YOU JUST HAVE NO IDEA introduces us to our heroine, Annabelle. A regular visit to her therapist leads Annabelle into revealing that she is still insecure about almost everything in her life. Her therapist, Joanne, tells her to "listen to her inner voices" to gain confidence. Annabelle ultimately goes home no more confident than before. Much to her surprise, all of her "inner voices" come to life and manifest themselves as real, and sometimes very odd, characters that begin inhabiting her apartment. These "inner voices," sometimes strange and combative, help Annabelle out of her funk and bring her into the life that she so richly deserves in a completely unique and comedic way.
A fine cast has been assembled to bring this comedy to life for the first time. Portraying Annabelle is Jackie Bery. Ms. Bery currently tours with the Michigan Shakespeare Festival and has been seen in a number of productions for their company and in other venues. Patrick O'Lear takes on the role of Ben, one of Annabelle's inner voices. Ben is a gruff old man trying to get Annabelle to "man up!" Mr. O'Lear was seen at Broadway Onstage as Tony Wendice in DIAL "M" FOR MURDER last season. Shirley Biggs-Urkshus appears as Surely, another of Annabelle's inner voices, but dressed as a fairy godmother. Ms. Urkshus has directed a number of productions at Broadway Onstage and was last seen there in the comedy CAHOOTS two seasons ago. Sarah Oravetz, just seen at Broadway Onstage as Frankie in CHRISTMAS BELLES, takes on the role of Ima, Annabelle's drop-dead gorgeous inner voice who is going to show her how to maximize her inner beauty. Broadway Onstage favorites John Arden McClure and Elizabeth Rager complete the cast of inner voices as Comfort, an overgrown six-year old, and Bea, a chain-wielding biker-babe. Mr. McClure and Ms. Rager were just seen in CHRISTMAS BELLES at the Eastpointe theatre as Justin and Honey Raye. The cast is completed by Ed Thomas as Annabelle's obnoxious boyfriend, Rodney. Mr. Thomas has performed at Broadway Onstage on numerous occasions, most recently as Jack in THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. He is also the author of a number of plays, including THE SCOTTISH PLAY which was performed at Broadway Onstage Live Theatre several seasons ago. The production is under the direction of Dennis Wickline, producer of all shows at Broadway Onstage.
Tickets for Opening Night, Friday, January 10 are $15. Tickets for all other performances are $18. Again, Broadway Onstage is located at 21517 Kelly Rd. at Toepfer (8 1/2 Mile Rd.) in Eastpointe, Michigan. Ticket Reservations are strongly recommended by calling (586) 771-6333.