Grab a pink feather boa, set your fringed and sparkly dress in a swirl or add starch to your snazzy tuxedo as the catchy tunes of the Charleston float through the air. It’s the Roaring Twenties and you’ve been invited to the wedding of the decade as Jimmy Walker, a man made of money and moolah, prepares to hitch up with the lady of his dreams…until, on the way to the altar, he is sidelined by a funny, feisty and fantastic bootlegger named Billy Bendix.
The main stage of the Warner Theatre in Torrington will be popping the corks from magnums of champagne as Joe DiPietro’s madcap comedy “Nice Work If You Can Get It” bubbles up weekends from Saturday, November 7 to Sunday, November 15.
There’s no need to buy any wedding presents as Jimmy isn’t quite sure whom he is going to marry. While money is no object for this millionaire playboy, his heart is turned upside down and inside out when Billy knocks on his mansion door to deliver all the booze for the big white veiled event. But before the orange blossoms get a chance to wilt, Jimmy and Billy are sparring big time and sparks of seduction fly.
Will Billy be scratching out one fiance’s name on the wedding invitations to substitute her own? Can Billy avoid being arrested for her extracurricular activities before she can say “I do”? If you love the songs of the Gershwin brothers, George and Ira, than you have a treasured treat in store as tunes like “I’ve Got a Crush on You,” “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” “But Not for Me,’ “Fascinating Rhythm” and “Someone to Watch Over Me” shine and sparkle. Glamorous costumes, a bevy of beautiful girls, extravagant dance numbers and a sappy and snappy love story make this a fun evening of entertainment.
Sheila Waters Fucci will direct and choreograph this lighthearted and delightful romanic comedy, with musical direction by Holly J. McCann. For tickets ($29), call the Warner Theatre, 68 Main Street, Torrington at 860-489-7180 or online at www.warnertheatre.org. Performances are Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 8 p.m.
Prepare to be razzle-dazzled as the Warner Stage Company goes all glittery, dancing up a storm as a speakeasy roars into Torrington.