One of them is Once Upon a Mattress (which takes the stage tonight), and my pal Jack Welch (who's been working on the construction of the set for weeks now) sent along these comments:
Just wanted to give you an update on Once Upon a Mattress.Thanks, Jack!
I can sum it up in one word: WOW!
I think we have a show here. I never stop being amazed at the talented young actors we have here in the tri-state area. The show musically is as good as Les Miserables and a lot more fun. (Happy ever after in this one.)
I have been at the rehearsals and it gets funnier ever time I see it.
The rehearsals have been going great! What we need now is an audience (hint, hint, readers).
This is a show you don't want to miss.
He's absolutely right - I know this cast has been working incredibly hard and has put together an amazing show - I urge everyone to take the time to see this all-star cast!
(And I forgive Jack for his comment about my beloved "Les Miz" - a great, uplifting show, but not exactly famous for having a happy ending.)