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August 27, 2008 > "Sugar" set to sweeten local theatre

"Sugar" set to sweeten local theatre

Adapted from the hilarious screen classic "Some Like It Hot"

Submitted By Belinda Maloney

From the screen success "Some Like It Hot", Stage 1 brings SUGAR to the stage with the same memorable characters that made the movie so popular.

Joe and Jerry, two musicians down on their luck in 1920s Chicago, are unwilling witnesses to a gang rub-out in the Clark Street Garage ordered by Spats Palazzo played by Bryant Cash-Welsh, a notorious Chicago hood. Spats and his boys chase after Joe (Lee Watson) and Jerry (Michael Campbell), determined to silence them as witnesses.

Desperate for a quick way out of town, they hear about jobs available for a saxophone and a bass player, which are their specialties. Coincidently, the band is scheduled to leave at once for Florida. There is only one problem; the band is all female. As Joe and Jerry they haven't got a chance, but with a bit of costuming, padding, makeup and slight voice adjustments, they become Josephine and Daphne.

But their problems aren't over by a long shot; both fall for the band's lead singer, Sugar Kane (Heather Paton). One of them becomes the object of affection for a confused millionaire played by (Larry Raboy) and as if that weren't enough, the Chicago mobsters show up! Director David Sikula promises an evening of endless laughter and lighthearted entertainment.

Sugar
Friday, September 5 thru Saturday, Sept 20
8 p.m. (Sundays 2:30 p.m.)
Newark-Memorial High School Theatre
39375 Cedar Blvd, Newark
www.stage1theatre.org
(510) 791-0287

$25 General Admission at Door
$22 Advance Purchase and Senior
$12 Students (high school and younger)
$18 Group of 12 or more for same performance

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