THE NITTY & THE GRITTY
BACHARACH AND BINGO! runs Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from March 14 – 22 at Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse Street, New Orleans. Showtimes are 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 6pm Sundays. Tickets are $25 Fridays and Saturdays, $20 on Sundays, and can be purchased at MidCityTheatre.com or 504 488 1460.
BACHARACH AND BINGO was written by Jack Long, with music by Burt Bacharach and Hal David (obviously). The show is produced by Running With Scissors.
Grenadine McGunkle’s Double-Wide Christmas!
December 6 – 22 at Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse Street
Fridays/Saturdays at 8:30pm, Sundays at 6:00pm
Tickets: $25 (Friday/Saturday) and $20 (Sunday)
Click here to order now or call 504-488-1460!
“A show for the ages… a score full of sophisticated comedy numbers that would make Cole Porter proud… the lyrics are so cleverly constructed, the rhyme schemes so elegantly intricate, and the messages so rich and ripe that they make a mockery of most of today’s Broadway show scores.” – TheaterMania.com
Poor Almira Gulch! In The Wizard of Oz, the crotchety cantankerous Kansan intrigued and intimidated us, but she never got to tell her side of story. She’s remained poorly understood, grossly underestimated, and vastly unappreciated.
Through the decades, frustrated fans have hungered for solutions to the mysteries surrounding Miss Gulch. Why does she ride that bike? What does she have against neighborhood girls and their little dogs, too? What becomes of her after that tornado? And most of all: who’s the real woman beneath that ferocious facade?
Now, the biddy is back in all the glory Hollywood denied her, starring in a one-man, one-piano tour de force: MISS GULCH RETURNS!
In this unforgettable metaphorical musical, Miss Gulch gives us the dirt. She lays her soul bare — and yours if you dare. She sings (at last!). She belts a mean tune (what other kind?). The role of Miss Gulch is performed by multiple Big Easy award-winner Bob Edes Jr., accompanied at the piano by Jim Walpole. MISS GULCH RETURNS! is presented by Running With Scissors.
So turn off your cell phones, turn Judy’s picture to the wall, turn up the volume, and welcome to the wit and wisdom of Miss Gulch, your “entertainesse extraordinaire!”
MISS GULCH RETURNS! is written by Fred Barton and stars Bob Edes Jr. as Almira Gulch, with Jim Walpole on piano. Performances run Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from October 18 – 22 at Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse Street, New Orleans. Showtimes are 8pm Fridays and Saturdays and 6pm Sundays, with tickets priced at $25 (Fri & Sat) and $20 (Sun). To make your reservation, please call 504-488-1460 or visit MidCityTheatre.com.
PLEASE NOTE: the opening night performance on Friday, October 18 is hosted by the Mystic Krewe of Satyricon. For tickets to that show only, please call 504-252-5476 or visit MysticKreweOfSatyricon.com.
Holy samolians: HELL’S BELLES has been held over through June 29! That means you’ve got two more chances to see Running With Scissors’ original comedy that the critics are raving about!
As a special treat, company member Richard Read will appear in the role of Major Ashley Wood for the final two performances on June 28 and 29. Richard is usually reluctant to set foot onstage, so as one of our cast members put it, “this is like someone offering you a chance to spot a unicorn”. Which would be a fair assessment, if only unicorns looked like beardy gay guys paralyzed by stage fright.
Come see the hilarity at Mid-City Theatre! You can purchase tickets by clicking here or by calling 504-488-1460.
We’ll see you at the show!
June 7 – 23 at Mid-City Theatre
3540 Toulouse Street
Tickets: $20 – $25 at MidCityTheatre.com or 504-488-1460
Note: Our opening performance on Friday, June 7 is hosted by the Mystic Krewe of Satyricon! For tickets to that show only, please call 504-252-5476.
Join Running With Scissors as they travel back in time to the Civil War, to the crumbling, dilapidated mansion that houses the French Finishing School for Little Confederate Women. Once a font of gentility and etiquette, it’s now little more than a reform school, chock-full of the bawdiest, cattiest, downright orneriest gals (Kyle Daigrepont, Lisa Picone, Dorian Rush) the South has ever seen, lorded over by spinster sisters Flossie and Fannie French (Brian Peterson, Yvette Hargis)!
Into their midst stumbles a seemingly innocent Union soldier (Jack Long), wounded at a nearby battle. He’s taken in and nursed, but what will all those women do with him when he’s well enough to walk again? Will he make it out alive? Will they? HELL’S BELLES is Southern Gothic at its sassiest.
(Fun fact: HELL’S BELLES was inspired by the 1971 Clint Eastwood film, THE BEGUILED, which was filmed just upriver from New Orleans at Ashland Belle-Helene plantation!)
HELL’S BELLES runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 6pm from June 7 – 23. Tickets are $25 on Fridays and Saturdays, and $20 on Sundays. Reserve yours today by visiting MidCityTheatre.com or calling 504-488-1460.
THREE SHOWS ONLY: MARCH 15 – 17, 2013!
Friday & Saturday at 8pm * Sunday at 6pm
Mid-City Theatre * 3540 Toulouse Street
Tickets: $20 at 504-488-1460 or MidCityTheatre.com
(Note: The opening performance on Friday, March 15 is hosted by the Mystic Krewe of Satyricon. For tickets to that show only, please call 504-252-5476)
Join Running With Scissors’ cast of theatre misfits as they visit the racy, lacy boudoir/cabaret of taste-maker extraordinare, Kiki Le Bonbon. You’ll guffaw, gasp, and blush as Bob Edes Jr., May Hemmer, Jack Long, Harry Mayronne Jr., Brian Peterson, Dorian Rush, and Miss Viola show off their huge…talents. We’ll dance, we’ll sing, we’ll tell some dirty jokes, and if you’re very, very good, we’ll even read some bedtime stories. For three special nights, we’re going to let it all hang out!