The Full Monty
Terrence McNally (Book); David Yazbek (Music & Lyrics)
|Greg Lynch, Brian Palac, James Creer, Bradley |
Satterwhite, Linda Piccone, and Andy Cooperfauss
The entire production Hillbarn's Monty is packed with humor and heart, gusto and grit, love almost lost and love newly found. From jogging women silently running after hunky strip stars to duo-scenes occurring on stage where the resulting laugh or sigh happens only if meticulously timed correctly, Dennis Lickteig succeeds in adding special touches as director in ensuring Hillbarn Theatre’s The Full Monty will not only meet, but probably exceed incoming expectations of fans of the movie. In the end, this cast and his team of actors and creators have stacked the deck that the answer is guaranteed to be a resounding “Yes” to Ethan’s sung question in the finale, “Let It Go”:
“Did I capture your imagination?
Did I break you down and make you smile?"
For my full review, please proceed to my San Jose/Silicon Valley regional reviews on Talkin' Broadway: https://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/regional/sanjose/sj122.html
Rating: 4.5 E
The Full Monty continues through May 20, 2018 at Hillbarn Theatre, 1285 East Hillsdale Boulevard. Tickets are available online at http://www.hillbarntheatre.org or by calling 650-349-6411.
Photo Credit: Mark and Tracy Photography