How are things at Camp Grenada?
If you don't know the answer to that question, you're probably too young to remember Allan Sherman's 1963 novelty hit, "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh". That Grammy-winning tune was just one of many parody numbers by the late Allan Sherman, creator of such LP's as "My Son The Folksinger" and "My Son The Nut."
In 1992, Douglas Bernstein and Rob Krausz fashioned a revue titled after the song, loosely structured around the life-cycle of a nice Jewish boy. Songs in the show included "Grow, Mrs. Goldfarb" (to "Glow, Little Glow worm") and "Sir Greenbaum's Madrigal" and "Kiss Of Myer" (to "Kiss Of Fire"). Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh opened at Off-Broadway's Circle In The Square Downtown theatre Dec. 5, 1992 and has since gone on to a busy life in the regionals.
The latest stop for HMHF is a return trip to Rockville Centre, NY's Broadhollow Centre Stage, where the show opens Dec. 19 for a run through Dec. 28 (plus a New Year's Eve show). The revue, backed by a 3-piece band, was first staged at Broadhollow two summers ago.
David Dubin, associate artistic director of Broadhollow, directs. His recent credits at the venue have included Twilight Of The Golds and Wrong Turn At Lungfish. Maryellin Kurtz choreographs Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh, which stars Ruthie Pincus, Scott Hoffer, Gary Milenko and Howie Orlick.
For tickets or more information, call (516) 731-7200 or visit the Broadhollows's Centre Stage regional listing at Playbill On-Line.
-- By David Lefkowitz