Yes, but do they eat quiche?
Audiences won't have time to ask themselves that question when they're enjoying Leading Men Don't Dance, a musical revue of classic showtunes by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, Cole Porter and others, being staged as a benefit Nov. 9 for North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, MA.
Originally a 1996 cabaret evening at NY's Rainbow & Stars, Leading Men Don't Dance takes "a comic look at the difficulties faced by the traditional leading man in today's untraditional musical theatre climate."
Starring in the North Shore benefit, which will fund the company's educational and outreach programs, will be George Dvorsky, Scott Holmes, Ron Raines, Richard Muenz, Byron Nease, and leading non-man, Kate Willinger. Muenz appeared on Broadway in Camelot and The Most Happy Fella; Raines' credits include Teddy And Alice, Show Boat and Off-Broadway's Olympus On My Mind. Nease is a Phantom of the Opera veteran; Dvorsky appeared in Sondheim's Passion.
A "food and beverage tasting" will preceed the Nov. 9 show, with tickets running from $27.50 for show only, to $100 for the full event. A silent auction that night will also offer celebrity autographs, memorabilia and getaway weekend packages.
A professional, non-profit, year-round theatre, North Shore Music Theatre has been staging classic musicals in the Boston area since 1955. --By David Lefkowitz