“…one of the most enjoyable evenings at the theatre…” – Talkin’ Broadway
“The warmth the evening gives off has less to do with the titillation of its central premise than with its enormous good will.” — The New York Times
A musical comedy from the 2000 Broadway Season.
by Terrence McNally and David Yazbek
September 7 through 24, 2017
HONOLULU (August 23, 2017)— Manoa Valley Theatre kicks off its 49th season with a rip-roaring musical comedy in “The Full Monty” September 7 – 24, 2017. While spying on their wives at a ‘Girls’ Night Out,’ a group of unemployed steelworkers see how much they enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work, and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold way to make some quick cash by doing their own show. Claiming it will be better, though, because they’ll go the “full monty”—strip all the way, these six loveable misfits attempt to conquer their fears, self-consciousness, and prejudices in this heartwarming, upbeat comedy. You’ll be wondering, right to the end, if this motley male troupe of amateur strippers will really pull it off!
Guest director of the production is Paul Mitri. Assistants to the director are Polly Miao and Tevin Reiger. Musical Director is Jenny Shiroma. Choreographer is Mareva Minerbi. Set design is by Michelle Bisbee. Sound design is by Chad McComas. Lighting design is by Janine Myers. Costume design is by James Correy. Props design is by Sara Ward. Hair and make-up design is by Lisa Ponce de Leon.
Performing in the show are Wayne Blackburn, Aiko Chinen, Christopher Denton, Hulita Drake, Jennifer Fachan, Suzanne Green, David Herman, David A. Heulitt, Timothy Jeffryes, Tyler Kanemori, Jason Pepper Lamb, Dylan Chace Lee, Nicholas Lockwood, Dyron Mack, Rebecca Lea McCarthy, Kela Neil, Byron Ono, Marcelo Palacios, Michelle Pitel, Jacob Rios, and Jennifer Sojot.
Performing in the band are Jonathan Cabagbag, Anthony Chantavy, Mandy Llamedo, Jenny Shiroma, Ian Valasek, and David Yamasaki.
The production is running September 7 – 24. Minimum age is 16. Call 988-6131 or purchase tickets online at manoavalleytheatre.com. Tickets are also available at all military ticket outlets. The play is performed in two acts with one intermission. Approximate running time is approximately 2 hrs 45 min.
- Adult: $40
- Senior Citizen/Military: $35
- 25 and under: $22
- Wednesdays at 7:30pm
- Thursdays at 7:30pm
- Fridays at 8pm
- Saturdays at 8pm
- Sundays at 4pm
The show sponsors are Hank Chapin in Honor and in Memory of Helen and Chip Chapin, Hawaii Self Storage and Hagadone Hawaii.
Seasonwide presenters are Cades Schutte and the Cades Foundation, Honolulu Star-Advertiser and ‘Iolani School.
Seasonwide Sponsors are George Mason Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation, Jeff Portnoy in Memory of Sandi Portnoy, Mike and Alberta Rosenberg, and Bob and Corrine Taylor on behalf of Maui Divers. This event is made possible with support from Hawaii State Foundation on Culture & The Arts, The Mayor’s Office on Culture & The Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Full Monty is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).