'Bathhouse: The Musical!'

July 17
8:56 AM 2008

(PhotoByTed Evanicki)

Rising Action Theatre, Inc, presents the National Tour of 'Bathhouse: The Musical!'

Rising Action Theatre, 840 East Oakland Park Blvd, Oakland Park Fl 33334,announced a3-week engagement of themusical comedy Bathhouse: The Musical! beginning in Ft. LauderdaleAugust 20 and continuing through September 7, 2008.

The 2008 National Tour Cast from New York willperform the musical that won Patron's Pick at the 2006 Orlando Fringe. The National Tour began this summer and has traveled to cities including Orlando; Tampa; Rochester, NY; Buffalo, NY; and Cleveland, OH. Independent productions of Bathhouse have been seen in Atlanta, GA; Syracuse, NY; FL; New Orleans, LA; Cape Town, South Africa and London, England.

'Bathhouse: The Musical!,' written by Esther Daack and Tim Evanicki, follows the story of Billy, a wide-eyed youth venturing into a bathhouse for the first time. He's looking for love, but soon realizes that the other patrons are looking for something a little more temporary. Taking cues from crowd-pleasers like Forever Plaid and Naked Boys Singing, 'Bathhouse: The Musical!' promises loads of laughs, original songs, four guys in towels, and a bit of heart. This show is intended for mature audiencesas it contains adult themes, colorful language, and scantily-clad men.

The 2008 National Tour is produced by Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, which is well-known nationally for developing Nunsense and producing the world premiere of Forever Plaid, as well as recent National Tours of Ain't Misbehavin', Snoopy: The Musical, Shout: The Mod Musical, and The Great American Trailer Park Musical.

There is a special Fundraiser for the theatre Sunday August 24 where you can see the show at 7 pm, and party with the cast afterward with a wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres and dessert. Tickets for the fundraiser are $50. The fundraiser enables the theatre to raise funds fora matching grant of $7500 from The John Graves Memorial Trust.Pleasecontact the theater, via their website or phone numbers below, for more information about attending the fundrasier.

The musical will be performed Wed and Fri at 8 pm; Saturday at 7 & 10 and Sunday at 7 pm. Tickets are $25-30. Tickets are available at www.risingactiontheatre.comor by calling 1-800-595-4849. Tickets are also available at OUT (cash only) 2256 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. Groups call 954-815-8826.

For more information, please visit www.bathhousethemusical.com.


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Beau Higgins Currently spending his time between New York and Florida, Beau was born to a theatrical family in Brooklyn. He studied drama at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and at HB Studios. He studied theater singing with Julia Sperratore and Helen Gallagher. Beau later taught drama at the Lincoln Center Square for the Arts. It was at this time Beau began working with the Theater Development Fund and helped found New York's famed HALF PRICE TICKET BOOTH. Early in his career, Beau was screen tested and contracted for Warner Brothers. He co-hosted, an early cable variety series on Manhattan's Teleprompter channel. At this time he directed the Johnny Specca musical, SEX IS..? at the Lincoln Center Library Theater. Beau has performed Off-Broadway in FAT FELL DOWN, The Comic Strip Theater's LITTLE LULU AND THE INVISIBLE INK and WILL THE REAL ZOOPERMAN PLEASE STAND UP. Around the country he has delighted audiences with his performances in ANYTHING GOES, THE APPLE TREE, GUYS & DOLLS, and HELLZAPOPPIN! He sang for New York audiences at such cabarets as The Duplex and Upstairs at the Downstairs. He has had numerous television appearances but is most proud to have been a winning contestant on the game shows JACKPOT and THE $20,000 PYRAMID.


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