BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO Opens at Surfside Players Tonight

February 8
12:30 AM 2013

BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO Opens at Surfside Players Tonight

Surfside Players presents the super-fun musical comedy, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, built around 18 hits by 1960s pop star Neil Sedaka, including "Where the Boys Are", "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen", "Calendar Girl", "Stupid Cupid", and of course, the chart-topping title song. Appropriate for the whole family.

Marge and her stagestruck best friend Lois arrive at Esther's Paradise Resort in the Catskills in 1960, on a vacation that was intended to be Marge's honeymoon - until the groom left her at the altar. Lois attempts to console Marge by setting her up with the resort's handsome, self-obsessed singer Del Delmonaco. Gazing forlornly at Marge from the wings is geekish cabana boy and aspiring songwriter Gabe. Meanwhile, when he isn't entertaining guests with Borscht Belt shtick, house comic Harvey secretly carries a torch for widowed resort owner Esther.

The show performs tonight, February 8 - 24, Fridays and Saturdays 8:00pm and Sundays 2:00pm.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and active military personnel, $15 for students.
Opening Night tickets purchased by phone or in person are Buy One Get One Free.

Directed by Nick Henn, with musical direction by Mario Davis and choreography by Danielle Horak, and performed by (in alphabetical order) Jeff Ferguson, David Forman, Bill Fry, Rod Hagen, Ben Jackson, Melinda Lebo, Amy Montecalvo, Mackenzie See, Pete Spoth, Felander Stevenson, and Dorothy Wright.

Music by Neil Sedaka. Book by Ben H. Winters and Erik Jackson. Lyrics by Neil Sedaka, Howard Greenfield and Philip Cody. Presented by special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide (www.theatricalrights.com).

Don't forget the FINAL WEEKEND of the acclaimed comedy-drama Same Time Next Year, by Bernard Slade, directed by Janet Rubin and starring Becky Behl-Hill and Gordon Ringer. Twenty-five years of manners and morals are hilariously and touchingly played out by a pair of lovers, married to others, who have an illicit affair exactly once a year. Contains some strong language and adult themes. Now playing through Sunday, January 27th.

Our box office (321) 783-3127 has a live operator Tuesdays-Fridays at 2:00 - 4:00 pm. We will reply to all reservation requests saved to voicemail. Plus, you may purchase tickets for any show in the rest of our season at www.surfsideplayers.com.

Surfside is located in Cocoa Beach, FL, an hour's drive east of Orlando. In Brevard County, take 520 or 528 eastbound to A1A southbound, OR take Pineda, Eau Gallie, or 192 eastbound to A1A northbound. Drive into Cocoa Beach, and turn west on South Fifth Street.

For more information about this and other events, visit www.surfsideplayers.com or our Facebook group "Surfside Players." Submit an E-mail or postal address to surfside_info@yahoo.com to receive updates on shows throughout the season.

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