ST. MARYS — With a title like “The Musical of Musicals,” fans of musicals should have high expectations for this weekend’s performances at St. Marys Little Theatre.
The play is described as a satire that blends songs from five of the most well-known British and Broadway productions, featuring music from Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
“The Musical of Musicals is about musicals,” said Sophia Rose Loveday, veteran actor and singer and the director of the play. “You’ve never met a musical like this one; it serves up a laugh a minute.”
The production includes parodies and references to plays such as “The King and I,” “The Sound of Music,” “Mame,” Hello Dolly” and “Oklahoma!”
The play tells the story of a woman who can’t pay her rent and is threatened by her evil landlord, who has a nasty way of dealing with tenants who don’t appreciate his artistic talents.
Barbara Ryan, chair of St. Marys Little Theatre, said the cast is filled with some of the area’s most talented performers including Stephen Jones, Oscar Acosta, Courtney Laine Russell, Erik Nesteruk, and Loveday who has previously performed at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre with Russell.
“It’s like getting to see five Broadway plays in one,” Ryan said. “The comedic presentations will deliver an evening of laughter. People will walk away amazed at the caliber of talent we have in Camden County.”
With only three performances, all this weekend, Ryan advised people to get their tickets before the shows are sold out.
“People are always surprised to find there are no tickets left, so I strongly encourage everyone who is looking for some first rate entertainment to get their tickets early,” she said.
“The Musical of Musicals” will be performed 7 p.m. today and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for children 12 and younger. Discounts of $2 a ticket are offered for groups of 10 or more.
Out of towners can reserve “will call” tickets by calling 729-1103.