Early Bird Dinner Theatre has announced its 2013 production schedule, including Move Over Mrs. Markham, Murder Among Friends, Over the River And Through The Woods, Cookin' With Gus, Boeing Boeing and more. Details below!
The theatre is located at 200 South McMullen-Booth Road in Clearwater, Fla. Cost is $29.90 (plus tax) per person. For reservations, call (727) - 446-5898 (leave name, number).
Move Over Mrs. Markham
By John Chapman and Ray Cooney January 10 - March 3, 2013
To Sylvie it's the "goose" that she learned from Alistair, but to Philip, Joanna Markham's husband, it's "a variety of geese," and fifteen years of marriage is just about undone along with everything else in this wild zany free for all.
Everything from Philip's business deals with Bow Wow Books and Alistair's near escape from Joanna's chiding seduction to the naked G.P.O. girl and the specter of scandal is hilarious.
A lot of bed hopping occurs as Sylvie winds up taking Alistair on "walkies" and the amazing Mrs. Markham gets her man her husband!
It all takes place in an elegant top floor London flat.
Murder Among Friends
By Bob Barry March 7 - April 28, 2013
Take an aging, exceedingly vain actor; his very rich wife; a double dealing, double loving agent; plunk them down in an elegant New York duplex and add dialogue crackling with wit and laughs and what do you have? The basic elements for an evening of pure, sophisticated entertainment!
Angela, the wife and Ted, the agent, are lovers and plan to murder Palmer, the actor, during a contrived robbery on New Year's Eve. But actor and agent are also lovers and have an identical plan to do in the wife.
A murder occurs, but not one of the planned ones.
Over The River And Through The Woods
By Joe DiPietro May 2 - June 16, 2013
Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn't mean his family isn't still in Jersey.
In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is routine until he has to tell them that he's been offered a dream job. The job he's been waiting for--marketing executive--would take him away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. He tells them. The news doesn't sit so well.
Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around. How could he betray his family's love to move to Seattle, for a job, wonder his grandparents? Well, Frank, Aida, Nunzio and Emma do their level best, and that includes bringing to dinner the lovely--and single--Caitlin O'Hare as bait...
Cookin' With Gus
By Jim Brochu June 20 - July 28, 2013
Gussie Richardson is a famous food columnist and cookbook author. Her agent comes to tell her she's been offered her own daily network television show.
She wants to do it, but her husband Walter is dead set against it and Gussie discovers she has stage fright and can't open her mouth in front of a camera.
Everybody tries to help her get over it ... Walter through hypnotism, Bernie her agent by threats; and even wacky Gypsy Carmen from next door casts spells.
Just when she thinks she's cured, the taping turns into a comic nightmare concluding in an all out food fight that almost ends the show and her marriage.
Summer Intermission July 29 - September 4, 2013
This is our short annual summer break.
Murder at the Howard Johnson's
By Sam Bobrick September 5 - October 27, 2013
All is fair in love? Even murder? That's the question posed by this light and funny suspense comedy about a love triangle in a Howard Johnson Motor Inn.
A three scene love triangle involving a woman, her lover, and her husband.
In the first scene the wife and her lover plot to murder the husband.
In the second scene the wife and her husband are plotting to murder the lover.
The third scene has the husband and the lover plotting to murder the wife - but this attempt, like the others, fails.
By Marc Camoletti
Translated by Beverly Cross
Revised by Francis Evans October 31 - December 22, 2013
This 1960's French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancees, each beautiful airline hostesses with frequent "layovers".
He keeps "one up, one down and one pending" until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris and Bernard's apartment at the same time.