Miami, 1986. Divorced and over 60, substitute teacher Dorothy Zbornak is spending another lonely Friday night playing Scrabble with her mother, Sophia. With the help of her roommates, the slutty Blanche Devereaux and the phenomenally stupid Rose Nylund, she is determined to land herself a man, or at the very least, a date. But with the revelation that Rose's idiot exterior is actually a cover for a cocaine distribution mastermind, the ladies are suddenly plunged into a blood-soaked world of drugs, guns, and cheesecake.
MIAMI NICE: A GOLDEN GIRLS MUSICAL performs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, January 18 - 26, 2013 at Gorilla Tango Theatre (1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL 60647). Tickets are $20; to purchase tickets visit www.gorillatango.com or call 773-598-4549.
Written and Directed by Jeff Bouthiette - Head of the Music Program at The Second City (Chicago) - MIAMI NICE is his lovingly deranged brain child: "Miami Nice was inspired by a love for the Golden Girls, but also a recognition of how essentially wholesome the ladies were, despite the sexual innuendo. It really comes from a big 'what if?' What if underneath all of that friendship and love was the seedy underbelly of Miami in the late '80s? What if their kindness was masking a cavalier attitude towards human life? And what if the girls were played by men?"
Jeff Bouthiette has music directed for improv and sketch comedy extensively in the city of Chicago, including with the Second City National Tour and at sea, Comedysportz, The Comedy Shrine, Chicago Comedy Company, Gayco and others. As an improviser, he was a longtime member of the musical improv troupe Jazz Hands Across America, and currently performs with the Second City Training Center Music Improv House Ensemble, Infinite Sundaes. As an actor, Jeff has performed with Pegasus Players, Hell in a Handbag, Theatre Hikes, Brown Couch, Stage Two, Arts Lanes, One Theatre, and Chicago Kids Company. He played Montel/Jesus in Bailiwick Repertory's award-winning production of Jerry Springer: The Opera. As a theatrical musical director, Jeff has worked with Theatre Building Chicago, Lil' Buds Theatre, Stage Left, Victory Gardens Theatre, and Chicago Children's Theatre. In 2007, Jeff participated in the Johnny Mercer Songwriting Project as one of the nation's top young songwriters. Jeff is also Artistic Director of Bare Boned Theatre.
MIAMI NICE: A GOLDEN GIRLS MUSICAL is produced by GTT.
Gorilla Tango Theatre (GTT) provides year-round theatrical venues where audiences of all ages can consistently go to see a wide variety of talented artists. GTT exists to provide artists with an opportunity to produce their work in professional environment. GTT was created by Dan Abbate and boasts two venues: an 80-seat performance space in Bucktown and a 150-seat performance space in Skokie. GTT Bucktown is conveniently located at the intersection of Western and Milwaukee in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood. Easily accessible by public transportation, GTT is steps away from the Western Blue Line stop and the #49 Western, #73 Armitage and #56 Milwaukee buses. Street parking is readily available. Gorilla Tango's Skokie Theatre is located in the heart of Downtown Skokie; street and lot parking available. With shows for all ages, all GTT performances are on a rating system, similar to the one used in movie theatres. GTT offers a variety of affordable beer and wine for purchase. Consult the website for show details, rating information, tickets, and more.