Opera House Players to Present THE SPITFIRE GRILL, 9/5-21
Opera House Players, Inc. presents the musical THE SPITFIRE GRILL at the Broad Brook Opera House, 107 Main Street, Broad Brook, CT 06016 on September 5 through 21 (Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm). Tickets available by calling the box office at 860-292-6068 or visiting www.operahouseplayers.org. Tickets: $21 (adults) and $17 (under 12/over 60).
Director John Pike was first attracted to THE SPITFIRE GRILLbecause its score is so beautifully crafted in to the play."I found its characters to be honest, flawed, complex yet at the same instantly recognizable to an audiences. Each member of the little town of Gilead has a personal issue they have been dealing without talking about it to their friends. In fact this silence has been more detrimental to the town than the chronic unemployment it faces. It isn't until Percy, who has recently been paroled from jail, and a woman who says what she thinks, helps them break the silence that has crippled their relationships."
Pike continues, "The musical was based on an independent film from 1993 but it is not a carbon copy. Exquisitely written ballads for each character have been woven into the story. The show also has gorgeously simple orchestrations, which complement the songs and add to the power of these ballads." According to Pike, "We have an extraordinarily talented cast for this production who are as honest in their portrayals as the writing is for their characters. I think Broad Brook's audience is in for an entertaining and very moving evening of theatre."
The remainder of the Opera House Players' season includes FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (November, 2014), DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS (February, 2015), and SPAMALOT (May, 2015). Flex season passes and gift certificates are available by calling the box office.