Both Sides of a Famous Love Affair: The Jackie Mason Musical
Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Avenue, Skokie, IL.
“….an astonishing show that was touching, yet hilarious. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a good laugh, terrific musical numbers, and an entertaining show! Rating: 5 Stars”
Based on a true story, The Jackie Mason Musical begins at a deli in Miami in 1977, where Jackie – a renown 46 year old Comedian, (played by David R. Gordon), spots twenty-something Ginger (played by Jackie’s own daughter – comedian Sheba Mason – who’s playing her own mother). Along for the ride is her overbearing mom, Mrs. Olivier, and a hilarious cast of off-beat characters. Soon Jackie is wooing her each winter whenever he’s in South Florida churning up laughs with the South Beach set. The trouble is, Jackie is also wooing Trixie (Megan Gill), a ravishing young Rascal House server, and Rosa – a senior Rascal House server with attitude – a fact that sends Ginger into romantic distress. After ten years, she becomes pregnant, Jackie denies his paternity just as stardom re-emerges, while still yearning to be with her, and a complicated relationship begins, including Sheba’s own love for the man she knows is her father and whom she wishes she knew. The original score includes “Ode to the Early Bird Special” and “I Never Met This Yenta”, written by Ginger Reiter, the girl in the eye of the comedic storm.
Both Sides of a Famous Love Affair: The Jackie Mason Musical had an extremely successful run Off Broadway for three years, followed by sold-out houses at Empire Stage, Fort Lauderdale, BocaBlackBox Center for the Arts, and The Stonzek Theater in Palm Beach, Florida. The show is currently in development for a Broadway production.
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM
Sundays at 3 PM.
BOOK EARLY AND SAVE!
Book your group of ten or more by August 15 for just $27 per ticket
After August 15, Groups of ten or more: $32 per ticket
Student group rates: $25
There will be a Q and A after each performance with the cast.