'Breaking Up Is Hard To Do' brings love to Summer Theatre stage
"Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" comes to the Minot State University Summer Theatre calendar July 7-11. The show, directed by alumnus Chad Gifford, begins at 8:30 p.m. in the Amphitheater.
Set at a Catskills resort in 1960, this musical performance involves Lois Warner and Marge Gelman, two best friends from Brooklyn in search of good times and romance for a wild Labor Day weekend. After being left at the altar by her groom, Gelman could not bear to go on her honeymoon alone, so Warner, an aspiring nightclub singer, comes to the rescue. Warner attempts to console her confidant by setting her up with the resort's handsome, self-obsessed singer Del Delmonaco. Watch as Warner's plan backfires when Delmonaco mistakenly assumes that Gelman's father can further his career to become the next teen heartthrob on "American Bandstand."
Follow this love story as Marge finds her real match in the shy geek who breaks out of his shell and shines through the crowd.
The score showcases 18 Neil Sedaka classics, including "Where the Boys Are," "Sweet Sixteen," "Calendar Girl," "Love Will Keep Us Together," and of course, the chart-topping title song. Sedaka, an American pop and rock singer, pianist and composer, has had a career spanning more than 60 years.
Following "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" will be "Crazy for You" to finish the season July 19-24.
For more information on Summer Theatre's season 47 or to make reservations, call 858-3228.