Actors' Playhouse Presents The Return Of The Hit Musical Comedy THE BIG BANG

Actors' Playhouse Presents The Return Of The Hit Musical Comedy THE BIG BANG

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre's 30th anniversary season will close with a bang this summer, a "big bang" in fact. Back by popular demand, the company will reprise the hilarious hit musical comedy The Big Bang, with music by Jed Feuer and book and lyrics by Boyd Graham, from July 25 - September 2, 2018.

In this whirlwind musical, two comedy writers try to raise enough "dough" for the most historically expansive show ever conceived. Set in a borrowed Park Avenue apartment, this two-man circus runs through the entire history of the universe in a record 90 minutes. Playing all the roles and using the décor of the high-priced apartment to bring this over-the-top production to life, both actors will have their talents put to the test as they try to convince their potential theatrical backers (the audience) that this frivolity is somehow worthy of the largest cast, most expensive budget and the longest-running time of any known Broadway show.

Long on shtick and historical hilarity, The Big Bang was produced by Actors' Playhouse in 2003, and then again in 2005. The company is excited to have Ken Clement, a Carbonell Award winner and Actors' Playhouse veteran, return to reprise his critically-acclaimed role. Clement will be joined onstage by the incredibly talented Nick Santa Maria, co-author/composer/star of REAL MEN, the Musical which premiered at Actors' Playhouse in 2012 and played Off-Broadway. Both actors will play the roles of Adam and Eve, Attila the Hun, Nefertiti, Julius Caesar, Queen Isabella and Columbus, Napoléon and Josephine, Eva Braun, and several other historical figures as they sing and clown their way from creation to the present.

Directed by award-winning Actors' Playhouse Artistic Director David Arisco, the creative team for The Big Bang includes Scenic Design by Gene Seyffer, Lighting Design by Eric Nelson, Sound Design by Shaun Mitchell, Costume Design by Ellis Tillman and Properties Design and Set Dressing by Jodi Dellaventura. Much of the set dressing and properties featured in the show were the original conception of Carbonell Award-winning Costume Designer Mary Lynne Izzo.

"The Big Bang is one of the most popular and entertaining musicals that we presented in the early 2000s," said Arisco. "More people have asked for its reprise than any other show we have ever produced. We are so proud and pleased to bring it back funnier and more creative than ever before. It's pure summer fun!"

Preview performances will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, July 25 and 26, 2018 at 8 p.m. The show will open on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 8 p.m. and play through September 2, 2018. Evening performances will be held Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with afternoon matinees on Sunday at 3 p.m. A special weekday matinee is scheduled on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Director David Arisco will lead a group discussion with the cast following the performance on August 3, 2018 as part of the company's "Second Fridays" series.

Preview night tickets on the first Wednesday and Thursday are $40. Tickets for weeknights and matinees are $57, and on Friday and Saturday evenings $64. The theatre offers 10 percent off all weekday performances for seniors and $15 student rush tickets to any performance 15 minutes prior to curtain with identification. Discounts are based on availability.

Group discounted rates are offered for 15 or more through our group sales department. Single tickets may be purchased through the box office at 305-444-9293 or online at

Photo: Nick Santa Maria and Ken Clement star in THE BIG BANG playing July 25 - September 2, 2018 at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre. Credit: Alberto Romeu.

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