Minimum Wage began previews Sept. 28 and officially opened Oct. 20 at the Theatres at 45 Bleecker Street. The production played a total of 13 previews and 30 regular performances. The Off-Broadway run was produced by the LaGreca brothers and Minimum Wage LLC.
The musical features Jeff LaGreca, Charlie LaGreca, Tony Daussat, Elena M. Schloss and Bill Caleo, who are not only the actors, but also serve as their own beat-box instruments. The award-winning group has performed on Nickelodeon, the Food Network, the Fox Network and Comedy Central.
Minimum Wage is described as "an a cappella musical in which five hapless staffers of a Big Brother-type fast food chain attempt to initiate new trainees (the audience) into the wonders of Hamburgerology. Working their way from the bottom all the way to the middle, these underachieving fast-food employees spend their days experiencing psychopathic French fry hallucinations and the occasional sci-fi spatula battle. [Song titles include] 'Kooky The Happy Burger Klown' (an upbeat hypochondriac circus tune), 'G-R-I Double-L' (a boy-meets-GRILL pop, serenade) and 'Balls' (a melodic motto about taking life by the…oh you know)."
Guy Stroman staged the production with musical direction by Will Bryan and movement by Scott Rinc.
Further information is available by visiting www.burgerboys.com.