FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL Parody Will Be 'There For You' Off-Broadway This Fall
Friends! The Musical is set to open preview shows at St. Luke's Theatre on October 13th, 2017, tickets on sale August 1st at Telecharge.
Friends! The Musical follows the wacky misadventures of six 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in Manhattan. Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and Gunther are back.
Created by Bob and Tobly McSmith, this duo has created musical parodies for the stage of Saved by the Bell, 90210, and Full House and are ready to present this celebrated 90s sitcom as their next big Off-Broadway hit.
Songs from Friends! The Musical include:
· "495 Grove Street - How Can We Afford This Place?"
· "How you Doing, Ladies?" - Joey
· "Hey Ugly Naked Guy Who Lives Across the Street!"
· "We were on a Break!" - Ross
· "I'm Gonna Hump U" - Marcel the Humping Monkey
· "Oh. My. God. It's Janice!" - Janice
· "Will They or Wont They" - Ross and Rachel
· "The Ballad of Fat Monica"
· "Could I BE Anymore...in Love with Monica" - Chandler
· "The One Where We Make a Million Dollars An Episode"
· "We'll Always Be There For You
Bob and Tobly McSmith (Writers) are huggable weirdos who met at a Girl Scout Convention. They are the writers/directors of "Bayside! The Musical!" and "Full! House! The Musical!" and "Katdashians! The Musical!" and "Showgirls! The Musical!" and "JonBenet! Murder Mystery Theater!" Bob and Tobly have been nominated for a cornucopia of honors including "Most Likely to Improve Sexually" (Tobly, 5th Grade) and "Class Masturbator" (Bob, 1st-12th Grade). They are working on their next musicals: "Anne Frank 2: Hungry for Vengeance (and Bread)" and "Philadelphia: On Ice."
Paul Stancato (Director) is an award-winning director/ choreographer who works in theatre, film and television. Paul has been tapped to direct a project for Universal Studios Beijing. Palm Beach Dramaworks - one of South Florida's premier not-for-profit theatres - will be bringing Paul on board to helm Collected Stories by Donald Margolis for their 2016-'17 season. He recently directed/ choreographed the 2014-'15 National Tour of Jekyll and Hyde. From 2012-2014, he served as the Artistic Director for Franco Dragone's, The House of Dancing Water in Macau, China. He was the Resident Director for the National Tour of Disney's The Lion King, 2006 -2010 (2008 Helen Hayes nomination for Best Touring Musical).
Lynn Shore (Producer) is the writer and producer of Happy 50ish, the 2015 off-Broadway hit that played at The Beckett Theater at Theater Row. He is now co-producing the road tour with his production partners, Theater Mogul. Shore's voice can be heard on numerous commercials for Ford, Disney, The Biltmore Hotels and others. He also voiced seven characters for Sony's animated series "Gun Parade March," "Demon Lord Dante" and sang three solo tracks on the 2012 Grammy Award-nominated children's album "ABC Mouse: The Alphabet Songs." Lynn Shore is the recipient of the 2013 Jason Robert Brown World-Wide vocal contest and performed with him at 54 Below.
St. Luke's Theatre is a 174-seat Off-Broadway theatre at 308 West 46th Street, the Restaurant Row, just west of Eighth Avenue in Manhattan's Theater District. Friends! The Musical will open at St. Luke's Theatre for preview performances on October 13th, 2017. Tickets will go on sale August 1st, 2017 at Telecharge. Go to www.friendsmusicalparody.com to learn more.