THE CHOCOLATE SHOW! Begins Performances Off-Broadway Tomorrow
Performances of Off-Broadway's tastiest new musical The Chocolate Show! begin Saturday, February 1 at 8pm with an official opening set for Valentine's Day, February 14 at 7pm at the 47th Street Theatre, 304 West 47th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. The Chocolate Show! is written by Alan Golub (book, music and lyrics) & Laura Goldfader (book and music), with direction by Dan Foster, choreography by Grady McLeod Bowman and under the music direction of Jeffrey Klitz. Tickets for The Chocolate Show! are $39.50 - $59.50 and can be arranged online at www.ticketcentral.com or by calling 212.279.4200 or at the TicketCentral Box Office located at 416 West 42nd Street. The 47th Street Theatre box office (304 West 47th Street) will open 30 minutes before each performance.
On the final night of her reign as World Queen of the Cocoa Bean, the glamorous, often eccentric and hilariously unpredictable Cookie Conwell (Emily McNamara) fulfills her lifelong dream of hosting "The Chocolate Show!," where she must choose her successor. Who will be the next to wear the solid chocolate crown? How will Cookie handle the transfer of power? And, oh yeah, is chocolate really bad for dogs? These pressing questions and more are answered in this 90-minute, mouth-watering musical comedy celebrating the world's favorite obsession. Join Cookie and the fabulous Chocolate Layer Players for this joyful and delicious theatrical event filled with thoroughly catchy songs, hilarious comedy sketches, audience participation (volunteer-only) and, of course, lots of chocolate. In addition to McNamara, the cast includes Laura D'Andre, Talene Monahon, Andrew Pandaleon and James Patterson. And, while everyone LOVES chocolate, The Chocolate Show!, produced by Golly Gee Productions, will be most appreciated by chocoholics age eight and up.
The Chocolate Show!, a tasty new musical, will begin performances at the 47th Street Theatre (304 West 47th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues) on Saturday, February 1 at 8pm. The schedule will be as follows: Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm; Sundays at 3pm. Please note: there will be additional Sunday evening performances on February 2 and 9, both at 7pm; and one Friday evening performance on February 14 at 7pm, marking the show's official opening night. Tickets are $39.50-$59.50 with premium seats at $79.50 (all incl. $1.50 service charge) and can be arranged online at www.ticketcentral.com or by calling 212.279.4200 or at the TicketCentral Box Office located at 416 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues. The 47th Street Theatre box office (304 West 47th Street) will open 30 minutes before each performance. There will be a limited number of $26.50 student tickets available daily at the TicketCentral Box Office (not the 47th Street Theatre Box Office) for that day's performance(s) only. Valid student ID required for tickets which are cash-only. For more information, please visit www.TheChocolateShowMusical.com.
Emily McNamara (Cookie Conwell). Recently: Gettin' The Band Back Together at George Street Playhouse. New York credits include: NEWSical The Musical, The Awesome 80's Prom (also co-wrote), My Big Gay Italian Wedding, My First Time, Minimum Wage, The Karaoke Show, The Groove Factory (NYMF), Fantasy Football: The Musical? (NYMF), and Slut. Regional favorites include: Little Shop of Horrors, Fiddler On The Roof, Dreamgirls, Godspell, Smokey Joe's Cafe, and Chicago. Emily is also known for her various nightclub performances as a comic and host. She performs regularly at 54 Below, Joe's Pub, The Laurie Beechman Theater, and at her MAC award nominated show, Mostly Sondheim at The Duplex. More at EmilyMcNamara.com