GIRLS NIGHT: THE MUSICAL plays the Times-Union Center's Terry Theater for 5 performances only from Thursday, January 17th – Sunday, January 20th! Share the fun and laughter at this hilarious, feel-good comedy as five girlfriends go from heartbreak to happiness during a wild night of karaoke.
Girls Night: The Musical has earned rave reviews playing packed houses throughout the United Kingdom since 2003. It premiered in the US in May 2007 and has toured across the country since then. It has been described as "'Desperate Housewives' meets Mamma Mia!" (Applause Magazine), "Part anthem, part confessional and all party!" (Telegram & Gazette), "An infectious, exhilarating sense of intoxication!" (Hollywood Reporter) and "As funny and outrageous as 'Sex and the City'!" (The Advocate).
Hilarious and touching, Girls Night: The Musical follows 5 friends in their 30s & 40s during a wild and outrageous girls' night out at a karaoke bar. Friends since their teens, they have all had their fair share of heartache and tragedy, joy and success. Among the characters are Carol the party girl, blunt Anita who tells it like it is, Liza with her marital issues, boring Kate the designated driver, and Sharon, the not-so-angelic angel who just couldn't resist tagging along. Together, they reminisce about their younger days, celebrate their current lives and look to the future, all the while belting out an array of classic anthems such as "I Will Survive," "Lady Marmalade," "It's Raining Men," "Man I Feel Like a Woman," and "Girls Just Want to Have Fun."
British playwright, author and television producer, Louise Roche has written and produced six other plays including Girls Night (UK Tours 2003, '04,'06), Bobby and Johnny (UK Tour 2005), Girls Behind (UK Tour 2005), Checkout Girls (Milton Keynes 2005), Lucky Balls (Milton Keynes 2002), and Milton Keynes The Musical (2002). Her novel, Glutton for Punishment is published in paperback, and her television writing includes "Where The Heart Is," and "Doctors."
Director, Sonya Carter has been with EEI for 3 years in many roles both on and off Stage. She originally performed the role of Liza in the US premier of Girls Night: The Musical in Scottsdale, AZ in May of 2007. After her premier in Girls Night: The Musical EEI brought Sonya Carter and her 12 years of International Risk Management experience from American Express on board as its production supervisor. In that capacity she manages all production aspects from casting to closing night for all EEI productions. In addition she continues to perform in Girls Night: The Musical performing three of five roles in the show and has amassed over 250 performances on tour and Off-Broadway. Sonya has also directed several of the touring companies of Girls Night: The Musical and originated the role of co-host Janice and directed the world Premier of Girl Talk: The Musical at the DuPont Theater in Wilmington, DE on June 29, 2010. Sonya Carter directed and performed the role of Janice in the Off-Broadway premiere of Girl Talk: the Musical.
ickets are $49.50 and on sale now! To purchase tickets, call (904) 442-BWAY (2929) or visit www.artistseriesjax.org.