|The Full Monty: Drop everything to see the Broadway smash at Norton Center
RELEASED: April 21, 2005
DANVILLE, KYBroadway's smash hit musical The Full Monty is coming to Centre College's Norton Center for the Arts at 8 p.m., Monday, April 25.
The Full Monty is the raucous and heartfelt story of six unemployed steelworkers who go to great lengths to make some cash and help out a friend in trouble. When a local male strip showwhose dancers venture down to their G-stringsis a hit with the local women, the cash-strapped factory workers figure they can cash in big time if they go the full monty.
Four-time Tony Award winning writer Terrence McNally adapted the screen hit for the stage and added his own unique brand of American comedy to the story.
"The show is about friendship, about being a parent," says McNally. "It's also about an image-obsessed society that says you have to look like Brad Pitt. This show is quite the opposite. It celebrates everybody for exactly who they are."
When it opened on Broadway in October, 2000, The Full Monty was hailed by critics as "a genuine musical comedy," "full of brilliance," "witty," "funny" and "exhilarating."
The Norton Center for the Arts is an internationally acclaimed performing arts center that brings to Centre's campus musical groups, Broadway shows, individual performances and other works from the performing arts. A complete series schedule and subscription information are available upon request. You can also learn more by visiting http://www.centre.edu/nc/currentseason.html.
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