Off-Broadway, Golf: The Musical Is a Memory, But Regional Life Expected

News   Off-Broadway, Golf: The Musical Is a Memory, But Regional Life Expected Golf: The Musical, the revue of songs and comic skits about the fun and frustration of golf, concluded its Off-Broadway engagement at The John Houseman Theater Center April 4, four days shy of seven months.

The musical, with book, lyrics and music by Michael Roberts, based on a concept by Eric Krebs, began performances Oct. 8, 2003, and had its official opening on Nov. 19. Golf: The Musical played 40 previews and 136 performances.

"We're now concentrating on the touring markets," producer Eric Krebs said in a statement. "There is already a production slated for the Maltz Jupiter Theater in Jupiter, Florida, and we're in discussion with producers in other cities in Florida, as well as California, Detroit, Montreal and Japan about bringing productions of the show to their theatres."

The Off-Broadway show featured musical direction and arrangements by Ken Lundie, set design by James Joughin, costumes by Bernard Grenier and lighting design by Aaron Spivey.  The production was directed by Christopher Scott and featured Joel Blum, Trisha Rapier, Christopher Sutton and Sal Viviano, who are heard on the original Off-Broadway cast recording, available through www.golfthemusical.com.