'Nice Work If You Can Get It' comes to Lakewood Cultural Center

Screwball comedy features lively dance numbers and classic Gershwin tunes

Staff Report
Posted 6/13/22

Performance Now Theatre Company presents "Nice Work If You Can Get It" June 10 – 26 at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway in Lakewood.

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'Nice Work If You Can Get It' comes to Lakewood Cultural Center

Screwball comedy features lively dance numbers and classic Gershwin tunes

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Performance Now Theatre Company presents "Nice Work If You Can Get It" June 10 – 26 at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway in Lakewood.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m.  Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets, which are $20 - $36, are available or online at www.performancenow.org or by calling 303-987-7845.

Set in the 1920s, "Nice Work If You Can Get It" is the story of charming, wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter, who meets rough female bootlegger Billie Bendix the weekend of his wedding. Jimmy, who has been married three (or is it four?) times before, is preparing to marry Eileen Evergreen, a self-obsessed modern dancer. Thinking Jimmy and Eileen will be out of town, Billie and her gang hides cases of alcohol in the basement of Jimmy’s Long Island mansion. But when Jimmy, his wife-to-be and her prohibitionist family show up at the mansion for the wedding, Billie and her cohorts pose as servants, causing hi-jinks galore.

 The cast includes Andy Sievers as Jimmy Winter, Dallas Slankard as Billie Bendix, Brian Trampler as Cookie McGee, Tim Campbell as Duke Mahoney, Sophia Montoya-Suson as Jeannie Muldoon, Liz Brooks as Estonia Dulworth, and Aynsley Upton as Eileen Evergreen.

Featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin, and with a story line based on material from Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, the show premiered on Broadway in April, 2012. Beloved standards including the title song, "Nice Work if You Can Get It," "Someone to Watch Over Me," "Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off," "’S Wonderful" and "But Not For Me" helped the 2012 Broadway run capture a Tony award nomination in the "Best Musical" category.

 About the Theater Company

Aside from onstage training Performance Now provides opportunities for new artists, young and old, to acquire different skills associated with the theater, including set design and construction, stage management, costumes and make-up. Their training programs help to give the apprentice a better understanding of theater in general, while providing them experience in the different areas associated with the production. Performance Now dedicates at least one show each year to bringing professional quality entertainment at affordable prices.

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