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Uptown Players Return to the Stage with Howard Crabtree's WHEN PIGS FLY

This production will be replacing Head Over Heels from Uptown Players postponed 2020 season.

Uptown Players Return to the Stage with Howard Crabtree's WHEN PIGS FLY

Uptown Players will present the hilarious musical When Pigs Fly! This production will be replacing Head Over Heels from Uptown Players postponed 2020 season.

Co-producer Jeff Rane explains, "Due to pandemic safety protocols that remain in place for professional theaters, we are disappointed that Head Over Heels is too large to meet those requirements. However, we are excited to replace it with an updated version of our inaugural 2001 show, When Pigs Fly. We plan to present Head Over Heels in a future season."

When Pigs Fly will run July 9th - July 25th at the Kalita Humphreys Theater.

When Pigs Fly, conceived by Howard Crabtree and Mark Waldrop, with book and lyrics by Waldrop and music by Dick Gallagher, entertains with one irreverently outrageous musical number after another.

In a hastily booked theater under renovation, Howard struggles to put on a lavish musical revue over numerous obstacles, including the near-mutiny of his cast, and the nagging memory of his high school guidance counselor who told him he'd succeed "when pigs fly." Though the spirit of the show is gay - in both senses of the word - When Pigs Fly is completely accessible to anyone who can appreciate being smart and silly at the same time. Just when it seems all is lost, Howard realizes the problem isn't that he's gone too far - it's that he hasn't gone far enough.

Director B.J. Cleveland states ""Laughing together is a healing tonic that we all need right now, and if laughter is the best medicine: we have a healthy dose for you, with a top notch cast to serve it up. The theatre is back, and we're ready to tickle your funny bone. "

Cast includes Duke Anderson, Micah Green, Jacob Hemsath (as Howard Crabtree), Walter Lee, and Michael Russell. The show is under the direction of B.J. Cleveland with music direction by Kevin Gunter.

When Pigs Fly runs July 9 - 25, 2021. For more information visit uptownplayers.org.


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