Theatre in the Grove presents the raucous musical “The Full Monty,” opening April 17. The Americanized musical stage version of the 1997 British film, “The Full Monty” was nominated for nine Tony awards, including Best Musical, when it shimmied its way onto Broadway in 2000.
Directed by TITG veteran Ken Centers, “The Full Monty” follows six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers who are low on prospects and cash. After seeing their wives’ excitement for a Chippendales-type touring group, they decide to create a strip act for a local club. Jerry, who leads the ensemble, claims their act will be better than the Chippendales, because they will go “the full monty” – strip all the way. As they rehearse, each character decides if he will or he won’t, and why. Funny and endearing, the men discover something that will not only change their lives financially, but will help them regain their self-esteem and enrich their bonds with those they love.
Songs include: “Scrap,” “It’s a Woman’s World,” “Big Black Man,” “You Rule My World” and “Let It Go.”
This production contains mature themes and language and is not recommended for children.
“The Full Monty” opens April 17 and runs through May 3.
The curtain time for evening performances is 7:30 on Fridays and Saturdays. Matinee performances are at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoons.
Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors (60 and over) and youths (17 and under).
Tickets may be purchased online anytime by clicking on the link below or at the box office, open on Wednesdays 4 to 6 p.m. and one hour before each performance.
Theatre in the Grove is located at 2028 Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove.