"Golden Girls" Parody, Thank You for Being a Friend, Begins June 13

News   "Golden Girls" Parody, Thank You for Being a Friend, Begins June 13
The unauthorized "Golden Girls" musical parody, Thank You for Being a Friend, plays a limited engagement June 13-Aug. 1 at The Kraine Theater in Manhattan.

Nick Brennan directs a cast that comprises Mimi Imfurst (The Diary of Anne Frankenstein, Facts of Life: The Lost Episode, The Virgin Mary Trilogy) in the role inspired by Betty White with Jake Lemmenes (Twist), Susan Campanaro, Jason B. Schmidt (The Gayest Christmas Pageant Ever!), Belinda Hodler (Cock Tales, Triumph of the Underdog) and Joey Army as Lance Bass.

The production features book by Nick Brennan, music by Jeff Thomson and lyrics by Luke Jones and Cisco Cardenas.

In Thank You for Being a Friend, press notes state, "four women over 60 (Blanchette, the varicose-veined vixen; Dorthea, the brainy ball-buster; Roz, the lovable airhead; and Sophie, the wisecracking spitfire) are spending their golden years together in a bungalow in Miami. But when gay pop superstar Lance Bass moves next door, his loud outdoor sex parties keep the quartet of cheesecake-loving retirees awake. The solution pits the gays against the girls at the annual Shady Oaks Retirement Home Talent Show: if the women win, then no more sex parties; if the gays garner top prize, the sassy seniors must serve as the party's clean-up crew. Singing, dancing and hilarity ensues!"

The production also features choreography by Justin Wingenroth, orchestrations by Adam Gubman and design by Luke Jones.

Show time is Sunday at 8 PM. The Kraine Theater is located at 85 East 4th Street. Tickets are $20, available at (212) 352-3101 or www.SpinCycleNYC.com.

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