"A show for the ages... a score full of sophisticated comedy
numbers that would make Cole Porter proud... the lyrics are so cleverly
constructed, the rhyme schemes so elegantly intricate, and the messages so rich and ripe that they make a mockery of most of today's Broadway show
scores." - TheaterMania.com
Poor Almira Gulch! In The Wizard of Oz (1939), the crotchety
cantankerous Kansan intrigued and intimidated us, but she never got to tell her side of story. She has remained poorly understood, grossly
underestimated, and vastly unappreciated.
Through the decades, frustrated fans have hungered for solutions to the
mysteries surrounding Miss Gulch. Why does she ride that bike?
What does she have against neighborhood girls and their little dogs, too?
What becomes of her after that tornado? And most of all: who's the
real woman beneath that ferocious facade?
Now, she's back in all the glory Hollywood denied her,
starring in a one-man, one-piano, metaphorical musical tour de force: MISS GULCH RETURNS! written by Fred Barton.
Performed by multiple Big Easy award-winner Bob Edes Jr.,
Miss Gulch sings (at last!). She belts a mean tune (what other kind?). She
gives us the dirt. She dumps Hollywood and gives the real world a try,
landing a job and the next man (and the man after that, too). She lays her
soul bare, and yours if you dare. Bob is accompanied at the piano by
Jim Walpole, and the show is presented by Running With Scissors.
So turn off your cell phones, turn Judy's picture to the wall,
turn up the volume, and welcome to the wit and wisdom of Miss Gulch -
(Friday at 8pm, seating begins at 7:45pm)
Mid City Theatre, at 3540 Toulouse Street...
-- between N. Cortez and Jeff Davis Pkwy, just behind the American Can Company.
Entrance and parking lot are on the side of the building and parking is free...
Print your on-line tickets from the link on the return email from Eventbrite. Bring those tickets to Su at the Box Office, night of show.
When & Where
Mid City Theatre
We've been a live theatre in New Orleans for a few wonderful years...we've lost our lease and have closed. Watch for us in the future and, in the meantime, if you know of a speace with parking that might suit us, please contact FredNuccio@yahoo.com...I will miss you all so much. Thanks for the untiring support of live theatre - hope to see you soon, Su Gonczy!