The madcap adventures of Gilligan and the gang will delight the community theater stage to kick off the 2019 season for the River City Community Players.
“Gilligan’s Island The Musical” is slated for seven shows beginning Friday at the Performing Arts Center, 500 Delaware St.
Gilligan and the Skipper will be joined by other iconic characters of the long-running television comedy series that will be recreated in downtown Leavenworth.
“Romance, mystery, action and comedy all combine in this nostalgic reunion of characters that have been a part of American culture since the original show aired in 1964,” according to a press release. “Will the professor come up with a way to get rescued? Will Ginger ever be on the silver screen again? Will Mary Anne make it back to the family farm to save the cows? All these questions and more will be answered right here in Leavenworth.”
The cast includes Brian Lee as Gilligan, Brian Resch as the Skipper, Ramona Discavage as Lovey Howell, Chris LaCour as Thurston Howell III, Paul Hudalla as the Professor, Emily Barber as Mary Anne and Brenna Castor as Ginger.
The play is being directed by Laura LaCour. This is the first show she will direct at the community theater.
“We are promoting this as a heat wave,” said Marianne Tennant, president of the River City Community Players. “Come and get your tropical tan at the community theater.”
The musical begins an impressive show list of performances in downtown Leavenworth this season.
The comedy “Rex’s Exes” is set for April. The musical “Mamma Mia!” will be performed in late July and early August. “Dial M for Murder” will be held in late October and early November.
Several children’s shows are also on the card.
“The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” will play May 31 and June 1-2, “School House Rock Live!” will be Sept. 20-22. and “Saving Mr. Winslow’s Christmas Tree Farm,” the annual children’s Christmas show, will be Dec. 6-8.
A concert to benefit the youth program at the community theater is set for Nov. 10 when Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle and Chris Hazleton’s Boogaloo 7 perform.
Showtimes throughout the season will be 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays.
Tickets are $12 per person. Students, seniors, military and groups will be admitted for $10 per person. Admission for children is $8 per person.
For reservations or for more information, call 913-651-0027 or visit www.rccplv.com