The Madcap MARX BROTHERS Musical!
“Rich is…havin’ the moola to scratch where you itch!”
MINNIE’S BOYS – Book by Arthur Marx & Robert Fisher. Music by Larry Grossman. Lyrics by Hal Hackady.
Before Mama Rose, there was Minnie, a super-Mom who was the driving force behind the famous Marx Brothers. A vaudeville performer herself, Minnie coaxed, pushed, pulled and prodded the boys into their now-famous entity. Seldom seen but dearly loved, Larry Grossman & Hal Hackady’s tuneful and infectious score takes us through the zany early years of the brothers as they get their start in burlesque. You know their films, but we bet you don’t know how it all started. This show will fill you in!
Susan Edwards Martin as Minnie ◾ Bryan Chesters as Sam Marx ◾ Matthew Patrick Davis as Groucho Marx ◾ Travis Leland as Chico Marx ◾ Scott McLean Harrison as Harpo Marx ◾ Chad Doreck as Zeppo Marx ◾ Matt Braver as Gummo Marx ◾ Glenn Rosenblum as Al Shean ◾ Thomas W. Ashworth as E.F. Albee ◾ John Massey as Hockmeister/Robwell ◾ Eric B. Anthony as Maxie/Sandow the Great ◾ Eydie Alyson as Mrs. Krupnik/Murdock ◾ Pamela Hamill as Mrs. Flanagan/Mrs. McNish ◾ Jennifer Knox as Cindy/Miss White House ◾ Bailey Blaise Mariea as Miss Eiffel Tower ◾ Monica Ricketts as Miss Taj Mahal ◾ Kevin Matsumoto as Male Ensemble
MINNIE’S BOYS will be directed by Jeremy Scott Lapp and choreographed by Kevin Jenkins. Musical direction by Tom Griep. Production supervision by Melissa Lyons Caldretti.
Presented in staged concert reading format on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 7pm at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA.
Musical Theatre Guild is comprised of the finest musical theatre artists in the Los Angeles area, producing staged concert readings (book in hand) of Broadway’s forgotten gems and undiscovered treasures. For over twenty years, Musical Theatre Guild has produced nearly 100 shows, many of which are once-in-a-generation opportunities to be performed and seen. Performances are presented with minimal scenery and costumes. A live professional orchestra is utilized for all productions.
Recognitions include The Los Angeles Drama Critics Margaret Harford Award, The Actors’ Equity Foundation, The ASCAP Foundation, The California Arts Council, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, The City of Los Angeles Artistic Excellence Citation, and more.