November 8, 2009.By Broadway World News Desk.
Theater Latté Da opens their 12th season October 15 with THE FULL MONTY at the Ordway Center McKnight Theatre. The show will run through November 8, 2009.
Based on the hit film, THE FULL MONTY is about a group of unemployed steelworkers who take drastic measures to earn some fast cash, and discover that human connection is one of the few things in life we can count on.
"Given the state of the economy, the piece is even more relevant today than when it premiered a decade ago," said Peter Rothstein, artistic director for Theater Latte Da. "I find the journey of this unlikely group of men quite profound. They are united only through unemployment and desperation, but find renewed self-esteem and strength through honest friendship."
The production will star Joshua James Campbell, Zach Curtis, Wendy Lehr, Reggie Phoenix and Randy Schmeling. Joshua James Campbell recently appeared in the Ordway's production of GREY GARDENS and has performed in the national tours of LEGALLY BLONDE and MAMMA MIA! Zach Curtis has appeared on nearly every Twin Cities stage including HIS GIRL FRIDAY and NIGHT OF THE IGUANA at the Guthrie Theater. Wendy Lehr is a Twin Cities icon having spent 32 years at the Children's Theater Company. She recently was awarded the 2008 Sally Ordway Irvine Award for Commitment. Reggie Phoenix appeared on Broadway in DREAMGIRLS and A CHORUS LINE, and the national tours of SHOW BOAT and GRAND HOTEL. Randy Schmeling most recently appeared in the summer hit POWER BALLADZ and Theater Latté Da's world premiere of PASSAGE OF DREAMS.
Tickets for THE FULL MONTY are available for $19-$34 and are on sale now at www.ordway.org or by calling 651.224.4222. Group discounts are also available.
Theater Latté Da is a Twin Cities theater company recognized for its ability to connect artists, audiences and communities through diverse stories that are both entertaining and enlightening. The company seeks to create new connections between story, music, artists and audience by exploring and expanding the art of musical theater. The 12th season also includes the return of the new holiday classic, ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914 at the Pantages, December 17-20, 2009 and Jeanine Tesori's VIOLET at the Guthrie Theater Dowling Studio, February 26-March 21, 2010. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.latteda.org.