Area theater offers two nostalgic musicals

July 8, 2017 by  

The Broward Stage Door Theatre is currently presenting two musicals, each of which will bring up memories from the past.

One will be a musical romp with the four Marx brothers, while the other will offer a trip down memory lane with an evening of swing music.

The relationship between the four Marx brothers (Harpo, Chico, Zeppo, and Groucho) and their mother Minnie during their early days will be the theme of the musical ‘Minnie’s Boys’. The musical was written by Robert Fisher and Arthur Marx. Larry Grossman has composed the music, and lyrics were written by Hal Hackady.

Back by popular demand, ‘Swing Swing Swing’ is a music and dance production of the hits of the 1930s and 40s. A live band will be playing hits such as Duke Ellington’s ‘It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing’, Benny Goodman’s ‘Bye Bye Blue’, and Glenn Miller’s ‘In the Mood’. Singers will be belting out tunes reminiscent of Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway, and Billie Holliday.

Both shows are being performed at the Stage Door Theatre, 8036 W. Sample Road, Margate. The last performance for ‘Swing Swing Swing’ will be Sunday, July 30th at 2:00 pm, and those in Coral Springs who love the Marx Brothers will want to clear an evening on their calendars between now and August 6th for ‘Minnie’s Boys’.