Saturday, June 15, 2013
Eating Raoul Is Now A Delicious Musical
Written by Paul Bartel
Directed by Jack Millis
STAGEStheatre, Fullerton, CA
Through August 4
Preview by Mo Arii, For The Daily Bosco
STAGEStheatre in Fullerton, CA opened Eating Raoul: The Musical on Friday June 14.
Written by Paul Bartel, with lyrics and music by Boyd Graham and Jed Feuer, Eating Raoul is a zany cult classic which finds new life in a retro romp stage musical in which the prudish couple Paul and Mary Bland hope to open a restaurant far away from the sexual deviants who surround them in lusty Los Angeles during the swinging 1960’s.
But their dream is expensive. A fortunate but misguided plan will get them one step closer to owning their country kitchen.
Mary and Paul will lure perverts into their apartment with a promise that Mary will fulfill their wildest fantasies, and then Paul will administer a lethal “bop” to the head with a deadly frying pan.
Enter Raoul, a hot-blooded Chicano who wants in on the deal. Unable to resist the advances of this sexy Mexican, Mary must ultimately choose between her Latin Lover and her faithful foodie hubby.
The STAGESTheater version of Eating Raoul is directed by Jack Millis, who directed the smash hit The Great American Trailer Park Musical last year at the same venue.
Millis loves the idea of taking the classic film and turning it on its ear.
“I’ve always been attracted to the off the wall, unconventional musicals. And, like The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Eating Raoul is a wildly campy, hilarious romp down the oh-so-twisted rabbit hole. There is just something about rooting for the underdog--even if that underdog is committing a murder, most delicious!” says Millis.
Eating Raoul features Patti Cumby, Carolina De La Torre, Bob Fetes, Anna Kate Mohler, Adam Poynter, Robert Dean Nunez, Bryana Pickford, Jeffrey Rockey, Amber Scott, Katie Skinner and Frank Valdez.
Tickets for Eating Raoul are $25.00, $23.00 for students and seniors.
Performances are June 14-August 4th Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 pm. For reservations go to www.stagesoc.org.
Celebrating its 21st year in business, STAGEStheatre is one of Orange County's most innovative community theaters.
It produces nearly 15 productions annually, showcasing local playwriting, acting and directing talent. STAGEStheatre is, and will continue to be dedicated to the development of the artist. It is located at 400 E. Commonwealth in Downtown Fullerton (between Lemon and Balcom).