REVIEW: ‘Boeing, Boeing’ Takes Humor to New Heights

I must confess I wasn’t familiar with this play, but rather the 1965 film which starred Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis in the lead roles. Thankfully, Avon Players Theatre president John (JD) Deierlein set me straight that the play (1960) is what inspired the movie. But even if neither version was on your radar, you’ll definitely want to buckle up for Avon Players’ take on this riotous romp. Set in 1965, Boeing, Boeing is a French farce, which means there is an abundance of misdirection, … [Read more...]

Laugh Along with the Hilarious Hijinks of Avon Players’ ‘Boeing, Boeing’

Watch and Wince as a Swinging 60s Bachelor’s Perfect Plans Dissolve into Chaos in this Classic Farce Comic collisions and merry misunderstandings will provide plenty of laughs for Metro Detroit audiences as Avon Players presents the classic door-slamming, identity-mistaking farce Boeing, Boeing, Friday, January 19 through Saturday, February 3, 2018. American expatriate Bernard (Patrick Butcher, Jr.) couldn’t be happier with his life in 1960s Paris. He has a well-appointed flat and … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Avon Players Christens Their 2017-2018 Season with ‘Titanic: The Musical’

Over a hundred years after the RMS Titanic’s fateful voyage, its story still resonates with audiences. Wait a minute. Arguably the worst maritime disaster in history … as a musical? Yes. But if you’re expecting something overly sentimental, or along the lines of the 1997 movie, you’ll be disappointed. And that’s a good thing. Instead this play focuses more on the human experience of its passengers through two attitudes: hubris and hope. Hubris rears its ugly head early on in the form … [Read more...]