What happens when a barbershop quartet loses their tenor to a heart- stopping high B-flat right before a national competition?
Find out in The Fabulous Lipitones. Running at Patio Playhouse February 19 through March 13, this uproarious comedy puts a fusty American musical genre into today’s globalized, sensationalistic world.
When a barbershop quartet loses a key member to a heart-stopping high B-flat, the three surviving members scramble to find a tenor before a national competition. When they hear golden tones being sung over the phone at an autobody shop, the three Lipitones left are sure they have their fourth…but when they meet him in person, he’s not quite what they expected.
Featuring a dynamic foursome in Scott M. Kolod, Andy Softley, Jordan Malbrough, and Bob Gordon as Wally, Howard, Phil, and Bob, this entertaining musical by Mark St. Germain & John Markus premiered in 2013 and was acclaimed for its fun and entertaining nature in addition to its handling of “the biggest social question of not just today, but our entire nation’s history.” (Provincetown Magazine), and the New York Times hailed it as what happens when: “Barbershop goes Bollywood, a song stuffed comedy.”
Directed by Grant Gelvin with Musical Direction by Allan Webb & Royce Ferguson and played in the intimate Patio Playhouse theater, this show is sure to entertain!
Performances begin Friday, February 19 and play through Sunday, March 13, with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. and afternoon performances on Sunday at 2 p.m.
All shows will be presented at Patio Playhouse, located at 116 South Kalmia Street, Escondido (between Vinz Wine Bar and Continental Deli). Tickets are available for $20 for Adults and $18 for Senior, Military, and Students, and $12 for Youth 16 and under.
For reservations, contact the Patio Playhouse box office at 760-746- 6669, email, or via the website at www.patioplayhouse.org.
Directed by Grant Gelvin. Musical Direction by Allan Webb and Royce Ferguson.