The forever young music of master tune-smith Neil Sedaka is alive and well in the form of the terrific musical BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO. The show features a virtual hit parade of songs from Sedaka’s matchless catalogue. Set at a Catskills resort in 1960, BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO is the sweetly comic story of Lois and Marge, two friends from Brooklyn in search of good times and romance over one wild Labor Day weekend. The score showcases 18 Sedaka classics, including “Where the Boys Are”, “Sweet Sixteen”, “Calendar Girl”, “Love Will Keep Us Together”, and of course, the chart-topping title song.
The songs are instantly familiar and are strongly evocative of this lovely era, the stylish early 1960’s. Weaving a very funny and engaging story line with Sedaka’s tunes, the creative team features a book by Erik Jackson and Ben H. Winters, Lyrics by Neil Sedaka, Howard Greenfield, and Philip Cody. The sizzling Orchestrations & Vocal Arrangements are by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, Bring It On)
The Summer of 2012 has productions of BREAKING UP from coast-to-coast. Closing tonight, Wednesday, July 11, 2012, the Minot State University production finishes a rousing run at 8pm.
The Northern Star Theatre’s BREAKING UP opens tonight, at their lovely theatre in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. The show continues it’s run through July 22. Click here for ticket information.
August 10-12, BREAKING UP plays a four performance run at the Flanagan Theater at Southgate, in Shrewsbury, MA. Click here for tickets and information.
The Lakeshore Arts Alliance’s The Red Barn Theatre takes on BREAKING UP at 7:30 on August 24 & 25. Click here for more information.
And, September 6 through October 14, The Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street in Ivoryton, CT, presents their professional production of BREAKING UP. Click here for tickets and information.