People & Places: Stage comedy to raise funds for Jewish Day School
BY DANNA SUE WALKER World Staff Writer
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
2/20/13 at 2:40 AM
The scholarship fund at Mizel Jewish Community Day School, the only Jewish day school in the state, will benefit when the school sponsors the Oklahoma premiere of the musical comedy "Five Course Love" beginning at 8 p.m. March 9 in the Barbara and Dave Sylvan Auditorium on the Zarrow Campus, located at 2021 E. 71st St.
Following the show, a cast party for all theatergoers will feature desserts, champagne and mingling with the cast. Please note that this production is for an adult audience.
The musical features three actors who play 15 different characters in five restaurant settings, all on the hunt for that "one true love."
The evening begins at Dean's Old-Fashioned All-American Down-Home Bar-B-Que Texas Eats, where a blind date goes charbroiled wrong. Next, at the Trattoria Pericolo, a mob wife has a secret rendezvous behind her husband's back. At Der Schlupfwinkel Speiseplatz, a waiter, a dominatrix and her kept man discover at the same hilarious moment that they are all dating each other. In Ernesto's Cantina, a hill bandit and his rival battle each other for the hand of the beautiful Rosalinda. And at the Star-Lite Diner, a waitress pines for her true love and gets a little help from Cupid in making her dreams come true.
The musical is directed by B. Peter Westerhoff, dean of performance in the Theatre Department at Oklahoma State University. Book, music and lyrics for the production are by Gregg Coffin. The show promises a fast-paced, funny and tuneful night at the theater.
Patron chairmen are Richard Borg, Willie Burger and Michael Mudd.
Founded in 1975, the school provides both secular and Judaic education for children in preschool through fifth grade.
Ticket prices start at $50 for general admission. Preferred and patron-level seating opportunities are available as well. For more information call Mizel at 918-494-0953.
Original Print Headline: Stage comedy to raise funds for Mizel day school
Willie Burger (top left), Michael Mudd, Nena Mudd and Richard Borg (top right) gather at the Zarrow Campus to prepare for the musical comedy "Five Course Love." The March 9 production will raise funds for the Mizel Jewish Community Day School. MATT BARNARD / Tulsa World