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The Boyfriend A 1920s Musical Comedy Performed by The Students of St. Clair College
April 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - April 28, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
St. Clair College Music Theatre Performance and Entertainment Technology Students present The Boyfriend, a Golden Age musical comedy set in the 1920’s Jazz era, at The Chrysler Theatre on April 26-28, 2018.
Sandy Wilson’s The Boyfriend is a light romantic spoof of 1920s musical comedy. Written in the fifties as “a new musical of the twenties,” it is still considered the most successful and witty of the send-up musicals.
Set against the backdrop of the French Riviera, The Boyfriend tells the story of young flappers from a finishing school in Nice who go husband hunting. English heiress, Polly, who is longing for only one thing: a boy friend. Polly’s father, convinced that any boy who isn’t wealthy will court Polly strictly for her financial situation, forbids her to engage any potential suitors. Honoring his wishes, Polly explains to Tony, the messenger boy with whom she’s fallen in love, that she is no rich girl. This is just the tip of the mistaken identity iceberg, as love proceeds to find its way charmingly through nearly every member of the cast and bring them all to a happy ending.
Mistaken identities, lovers reunited, and plenty of song and dance, this is a lively night of family entertainment.
Book, music and lyrics by Sandy Wilson
Directed by Susan Ferley
Music direction by John Karr
Choreographed by Melissa Williams
April 26 & 27: 7:30pm
April 28: 2:00pm
Tickets $20 adults, $10 students
Tickets are available in person at the Chrysler Theatre Box Office, St. Clair College Centre for the Arts, 201 Riverside Drive West, Windsor (Ferry Street Entrance) or by calling 519-252-6579 (toll free 800-387- 9181)
Tickets Also Available Online on the Chrysler Theatre Website