Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre presents the world premiere musical Real Men Sing Show Tunes... And Play With Puppets

Nick Santa Maria, Stephen G. Anthony and Paul Louis in Real Men Sing Show Tunes... And Play With Puppets 

Actors' Playhouse will cap off the 2011-2012 Mainstage Season with the world premiere of Real Men Sing Show Tunes... And Play With Puppets, with book, music and lyrics by Paul Louis and Nick Santa Maria. A song-filled comedy for mature audiences, about real men behaving like real men, this manly musical revue will hit the Miracle Theatre from July 11-August 12. 

A hilarious romp through manhood, Real Men Sing Show Tunes... And Play With Puppets offers an inside glimpse of what it takes to be a man in a modern world shared with women, children, and yes, even puppets. The story of Real Men, who make a habit of juggling their balls every day; fatherhood, mid-life crisis, dating, marriage, potency, sexuality, and the lack of it. Men will finally have a musical comedy that speaks to them, while their ladies can gather some comedic material to use against them.

Although puppetry is featured in this production, this risqué and witty musical is not suitable for children...only the childish and immature.

"After years of working on new shows featuring 'today's women,' it's been a blast turning the tables and having fun with life, love, marriage, etc., from the guy's point of view," said Actors' Playhouse Artistic Director David Arisco. "Nick and Paul are tremendously talented comedic writers, and this brand new show will have both men and women laughing at the results."

Paul Louis, Nick Santa Maria and Stephen G. Anthony.(All photos courtesy of Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre.)
Arisco has worked closely with the playwrights throughout the past year developing this new work through a series of public and private readings. The playwrights will also be working closely on the production, with Paul Louis and Nick Santa Maria starring in the show.

Preview performances of Real Men Sing Show Tunes... And Play With Puppets will be held Wednesday and Thursday, July 11 and 12 at 8 p.m. The show will open on Friday, July 13 at 8 p.m. and play through August 12. Evening performances will be held Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with afternoon matinees on Sunday at 2 p.m. A special weekday matinee is scheduled on Wednesday, July 18 at 2 p.m.

Preview night tickets on the first Wednesday and Thursday are $35. Tickets for weeknights and matinees are $40, and on Friday and Saturday evenings $48. The theatre offers a 10 percent senior discount rate the day of performance and $15 student rush tickets 15 minutes prior to curtain with identification. Discounts are based on availability and exclude Saturday and Sunday.

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

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