BWW Review: BOY SEES FLYING SAUCER at The Growing Stage Where Your Imagination Will Take Flight
"Some things are just what they are."
by Lost Traveller in Boy Sees Flying Saucer
Boy Sees Flying Saucer, a world premiere new play is now being performed at The Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey through Sunday, March 25. Written by Mike Czuba, the show is based on the true and original story Brian Dorscht. It enjoys inspired direction by Danny Campos and features a cast of thespians that make this dynamic production pure pleasure. While it is recommended for ages 7 and up, this is a show for the entire family. We are sure that teens and adults will enjoy it as much as the youngsters.
Boy Sees Flying Saucer occurs in a small town sometime in the 1960's. Bobby Radcliffe panics when he thinks he has lost his new bicycle and concocts a story that it was taken away by a UFO, a tale that quickly spreads thanks to his sister, Stacy. The town is soon alarmed and Bobby becomes the focus of unwanted attention by law enforcement and media. But he also gains fame and popularity. While Bobby grapples with telling the truth to his friends and family about his lost bike, a Mystery Man appears. Could there be some extraordinary extra celestial events after all?
The cast of Boy Sees Flying Saucer couldn't be better. They bring this colorful, exciting tale to life with humor and verve. The company is so convincing in their roles, you feel as if you right in the middle of a small town in the '60's. The company includes Ryan Hagan as Bobby Radcliffe; Ginny Bartolone as Sylvia Radcliffe; Sean Quigley as Ray Radcliffe; Bailey Shada as Stacy Radcliffe/Abductee; Nikole Rizzo as Deputy Debbie Healy/Venusian/Abductee; Maddie Levy as Theresa Farly; Donald Danford as Frank Hannity; Davis Cameron Lemley as Mystery Man; Jonathan Meola as Manny Stevens; Tomo Lovric as Sheriff Thomas; Grace Noel as Polish Lady/Venusian; James Ross as Student Council President/Abductee.
The Production Staff has done a top job of bringing the 60's to life on the Netcong stage with a vibrant setting, music clips from the decade, genuine costuming, and clever touches. They include scenic, props design and painting by Perry Arthur Kroeger; costume coordination by Lori B. Lawrence with costumes provided by Scaramouche LLC; lighting design by S.L. Fredericks. The Production Stage Manager is Casey Low; Assistant Stage Manager is Allison Takayama; and the Production Photographer is Jerry Dalia.
Boy Sees Flying Saucer is a charming and timeless story that has been wonderfully adapted for the stage. Gather your group and let your imagination take flight. We applaud The Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey for continuing their 2017-2018 season with another great show!
Boy Sees Flying Saucer will be performed at The Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey from March 9 to March 25. Run time is approximately 75 minutes with one intermission. The theatre is located at 7 Ledgewood Avenue, Netcong, NJ 07857. All tickets for this production are $15. To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.growingstage.com/ or contact the Box Office at (973) 347-4946. Special group rates are available.
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Photo Credit: Jerry Dalia