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Straight, gay and confused at Farmers Alley

By |2011-09-08T09:00:00-04:00September 8th, 2011|Entertainment|

KALAMAZOO –
Come celebrate the opening of the Farmers Alley Theatre’s fabulous fourth season Sept. 16 with the Midwest premiere of an original musical, “The Extraordinary Ordinary,” which played off-Broadway this past year.
Farmers Alley Theatre’s favorite composing team, Scott Burkell and Paul Loesel, are bringing their brand new musical to Kalamazoo, straight from New York City. “The Extraordinary Ordinary” follows a group of college friends – straight, gay and confused – as they face the challenges of life in Manhattan and explore everything from dating and sex to marriage and starting a family. Filled with humor, heart and hope, Burkell and Loesel bring their songwriting talents back to Michigan in this Drama Desk award nominated production. It’s “Friends” meets “thirtysomething” with a musical twist!
“The Extraordinary Ordinary” will be directed by lyricist and writer Scott Burkell (“A Catered Affair”). The cast includes Chicago and New York professionals Alison Mahoney, David Niles and Jack Sweeney, as well as area talents Amanda Martin (“Urinetown”), Sandy Zwier (“Blood Brothers”) and Nik Spayne.
“The Extraordinary Ordinary” runs Sept. 16 through Oct. 9. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Farmers Alley Theatre Box Office at 269-343-2727 or by visiting http://www.farmersalleytheatre.com.

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