The Rochester Opera House is proud to present the raucous musical comedy The Full Monty, opening on Thursday, January 9th. Based on the cult hit film of the same name, The Full Monty, a ten-time Tony Award nominee, is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies, and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show.
While spying on their wives at a “Girls’ Night Out,” a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo sees how much they enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold and unclothed way to make some quick cash. In preparing, they find themselves extremely exposed; not merely physically but emotionally. As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness and prejudices, the men come to discover that they’re stronger as a group, and the strength that they find in each other gives them the individual courage to “let it go.”
Do the guys on stage at ROH go all the way? You bet they do! The Full Monty is a story full of heart. Right to the end, you will be wondering if these lovable misfits will really pull it off. With a raucous mix of razor-sharp humor and toe-tapping pizzazz, this heartwarming, upbeat comedy is a must see.
“We’re having so much fun with The Full Monty,” says the show’s director and ROH executive Anthony Ejarque. “The cast is full of some wonderful actors, including Billy Butler, who we are thrilled to have in the lead role of Jerry.”
Butler recently completed a successful run as Jacob Marley and Bob Cratchit in Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol at the Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston.
“The great thing about The Full Monty is that there is so much heart to it – real human dilemmas and conflict, just set in a comedy-rich context. Monty makes for a great night out for ladies and their girlfriends but make no mistake… men will like the show equally. It’s a story everyone can relate to and enjoy together.”
Monty is the ultimate “girls’ night out” and date night for couples. ROH restaurant sponsors will also be offering discounts and specials to ticket buyers before and after the shows. Restaurants include 110 Grill, Revolution Taproom, The Governor’s Inn, and Lilac City Grille.
The Full Monty is sponsored by AARP New Hampshire and co-sponsored by The Rochester Voice. The show opens on January 9th and runs until the 26th. Check the website for specific showtimes. Tickets range from $20-26. Reserve tickets online or call the box office (603) 335-1992, M/W/F from 10-5pm and 2-hours before showtime.
The Rochester Opera House is sponsored by Eastern Propane, Shaheen & Gordon P.A., and Norman Vetter Foundations, Liberty Mutual, Albany International, The Cocheco Times, Seacoast Media Group, MacEdge, Holy Rosary Credit Union, City of Rochester. The Rochester Opera House is located above City Hall, 31 Wakefield Street, Rochester NH. Visit www.RochesterOperaHouse.com for more information.
Thursday, January 9 (7:30pm)
Friday, January 10 (7:30pm)
Saturday, January 11 (2 & 7:30pm)
Sunday, January 12 (2pm)
Friday January 17 (7:30pm)
Saturday, January 18 (2 & 7:30pm)
Sunday, January 19 (2pm)
Friday, January 24 (7:30pm)
Saturday, January 25 (2 & 7:30pm)
Sunday, January 26 (2pm)
Friday, January 31 (7:30pm)
Saturday, February 1 (2 & 7:30pm)