The Full Monty, The Musical, Runs February 26-March 13

By Cara Van Dijk

Based on the hit 1997 British film of the same name, the Americanized stage version of The Full Monty is sure to arouse crowds at the Palm Canyon Theatre February 26-March 13. And, yes… come the finale, they will bare all!

The story is centered around Jerry, played by Nicholas Sloan, an unemployed steelworker, who is desperate to make money or face losing partial custody of his 10-year-old son, Nathan, played by Fabrizio Ibanez. When Jerry and his buddy Dave, played by Jake Samples, hear how popular a group of Chippendales dancers have become in their hometown of Buffalo, New York, they decide to do one better, and promise “the full monty,” – a full strip show!

Lacking everything from muscles to rhythm, Jerry and his troupe of unemployed and untrained misfits – portrayed by Dion Khan (Horse), Timm McBride (Harold), Alex Enriquez (Ethan), and Scott Clinkscales (Malcom) – will work through a multitude of issues and trust in their camaraderie to complete the show and make thousands in a single night. Additional cast include PCT company members Morgana Corelli (Jeanette), Jamie Leigh Walker (Pam), Alisha Bates (Joanie), and Allegra Angelo (Estelle). The show is directed by Scott Smith with musical direction by Steven Smith.

The Full Monty opens Friday, February 26, and runs weekends through Sunday, March 13. Show times are 7 p.m. on Thursdays, 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday matinees start at 2 p.m. Tickets are $32-$36. Student tickets are $15, with valid ID; student tickets must be purchased at the Box Office.

For tickets, call the Palm Canyon Theatre Box Office at 760-323-5123 or order online: The Palm Canyon Theatre is located at 538 North Palm Canyon Drive, at the corner of Alejo Road and Palm Canyon Drive, across from Koffi inside The Corridor. Box Office hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information call 760-323-5123.

About the Palm Canyon Theatre:

The Palm Canyon Theatre is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the education of live stage production and the enrichment of the greater Palm Springs community and its visitors. The regional repertory theater company operates primarily with volunteers and produces about 13 Broadway musicals and classic plays each year, plus offers a children’s theatre camp and production. The theatre opened its doors in 1997 when Dr. William “Bill” Layne and his family renovated the historic Frances S. Stevens School located at the corner of Palm Canyon Drive and Alejo Road in Palm Springs, Calif.