Comedy dinner theater returns to the Condor Room

By Kat and Bill Fair
On the dinner theater menu for May is “Goodbye Charlie,” a delicious comedy written by George Axelrod, author of American classic, “The Seven Year Itch.” Mountain Theater Alliance (MTA) and the Pine Mountain Club Property Owners Association team up to invite the entire Mountain Community to this fine dining experience paired with the performance of a hilarious farce in the club’s Condor Room.

“Goodbye Charlie” is the adventure of a cad—a chauvinistic womanizer and semi-successful screenwriter with a taste for good wine, good times…and other men’s wives. The play opens at Charlie’s memorial after he has been shot and killed while scrambling through the porthole of a jealous husband’s yacht.

In an ironic twist, Charlie comes back to life as a woman. Hilarity breaks loose as the cad learns the error of his previous ways, then gets a second chance for life and love.

Bistro on the Green’s Chef Lance Sousa is providing an alluring dinner menu to start the evening. Enjoy a choice of Apricot Lemon Chicken, Baked Tilapia in mango sauce, or Pork Loin Dijon. All entrees come with a house salad, rice pilaf or scalloped potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Key lime cheesecake will be served as dessert at intermission with a choice of coffee or tea.

Audience favorite Shannon Norris leads the MTA cast as “Charlie.” Mountain stage talents Beans Morocco, Stacey Havener, David Stenstrom, Bob Saberhagen, Bill Fair and Jill Hackett provide the support. David Stenstrom has the director’s reins, with Bill and Kat Fair producing.

The dinner show dates are May 2, 3, 9 and 10 with dinner at 7 p.m. and curtain at 8 p.m. There is a Sunday, May 5 matinee with dinner at 4 p.m. and curtain at 5 p.m. Tickets for these nights are $30 per person. Dinner theater tickets need to be purchased in advance and will not be sold at the door.

Two Saturday show-only matinees are offered. Matinee curtain on May 4 is at 4 p.m. and May 11 at 2:30 p.m. (no meal is served). For these two shows only, tickets are $15 each. Call the PMC office at 661-242-3788 to purchase tickets in advance. All major credit cards are accepted. Call 661-242-6904 for more show details. Everyone is welcome.

This is part of the April 19, 2013 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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