Jonathan Rockefeller’s That Golden Girls Show! – A Puppet Parody officially opens Off-Broadway October 3. The world premiere, which began previews September 19 at Union Square’s DR2 Theatre, uses puppets to parody classic moments from the long-running, popular TV series. Performances are scheduled to play through December 11.
Rockefeller’s earlier Golden Girls-themed parody show, Thank You For Being a Friend, sold out in Australia and Canada, where it garnered rave reviews.
“From Sophia's get-rich-quick schemes, to Rose's tales from St Olaf, Blanche's insatiable hunt for men and the Fountain of Youth, to Dorothy's daily struggle to make sense of her life, manage her roommates all the while fending off a certain, pesky ex-husband, once and for all,” detail production notes for the world premiere. “Devoted fans will fondly remember our four girls from Miami, and for the first-timers, this will be a joyful introduction to the brilliance of that television series.”
Take a look at photos from the world-premiere production below:
First Look at That Golden Girls Show! – A Puppet Parody
The cast includes Arlee Chadwick as Rose, Cat Greenfield as Blanche, Weston Chandler Long as Dorothy and Emmanuelle Zeesman as Sophia. Puppets were created by Joel Gennari.
The creative team is made up of David Goldstein (set and lighting design), Nate Edmondson (composer and sound design), Stephanie Klapper (casting) and Shae Candelaria (production stage manager). General management is by Perry Street Theatricals.