MAMARONECK, N.Y. - The musical stage version of the British film "The Fully Monty" is making its Mamaroneck debut Friday at the Westchester Sandbox Theatre.
The production is produced and overseen by Dan Farrante and Jason Summers and directed by Kenney M. Green, with musical direction by Adam Michael Tilford.
The story is about unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo who come up with a bold way to make some quick cash after seeing how much their wives enjoy watching male strippers during their girls' night out. In the process, they find renewed self-esteem, the importance of friendship and the ability to have fun.
As the guys work through their fears, self-consciousness and feelings of worthlessness, they struggle with anxieties over everything from being overweight to the battle over child custody, from the dangers of bigotry to coming to terms with being gay. They come to discover that not only are they stronger as a group, but that the strength they find in each other gives them the individual courage to face their demons and overcome them.
"It is a great story told with fantastic music and is very today, very now," WST Artistic Director Jason Summers said. "The characters talk like real people; that's what makes it so appealing and so fresh and funny."
The production will run from Feb. 22 to Mar. 10. Tickets are $28 general admission, $24 for seniors and students with ID. Reserve tickets online or call the box office at (914) 630-0804. The Westchester Sandbox Theatre is located at 931C E. Boston Post Road.