Can't Live With 'Em

Summer 2009.

With a title like this, you know that this play has to be about male/female relationships. You're not wrong. This was another fun one. I played Benny, a roofer who lost his sight, then lost his job, only to re-discover true love much, much later. This play was another family affair for us... my brother Everett  played Brady, a soon-to-be-retired cop who's desperately trying to solve a 20 year old murder before he hands in his badge; my son William played Alex, a nerd looking for love in all the wrong places (and wearing all the wrong personas!); and my son Michael  played "Bug", a young man with a secret that Alex really needs to know.

This one marks a bit of an uncertain time for Boogaloo... it's our last production in our temporary home at the Lakeside theatre, which is being returned to profitable use after five long and generous years of use donated to us by Pete and Harriet Berry.  This means we're looking for a venue, and it's not that certain that we'll find one. It's also quite possibly the last appearance of Sarah, who plays Delores Foster (aka "Shaniqua") in this play. I don't know how they managed to talk her into this part, but she is absolutely hilarious! I have to say that without a doubt, Sarah is both the best straight-woman and comedy actress I've ever, ever seen. She can bring the house down with two words... and it doesn't matter which two. It's all in the delivery.  I am SO going to miss her.

OH!  And we've gotten word of our first "Boogaloo Baby".  Katie Holden and Daniel Prince married last year after the production of Something in the Water. During rehearsals, Katie Prince discovered that she is expecting!



I'll be perfectly honest here. I wasn't real fond of the music I had to sing. 

Songs

Can't Live With 'Em (women)
Music & Lyrics by:
Ralph Lawson
Arrangement by: Buddy Wilkes & Dell Morgan
Soloists:
Can't Live With 'Em (men)
Music & Lyrics by:
Ralph Lawson
Arrangement by: Buddy Wilkes & Dell Morgan
Soloists: Daniel Prince
Glenn Sparks
Everett Leigh
Long Ago     
Music & Lyrics by: Ralph Lawson
Arrangement by: Buddy Wilkes & Dell Morgan
Soloists: Dave Leigh
Katie Prince
THEM!
Music & Lyrics by: Ralph Lawson
Arrangement by: Buddy Wilkes & Dell Morgan
Soloists:
Lovingly Loving One
Music & Lyrics by: Ralph Lawson
Arrangement by: Buddy Wilkes & Dell Morgan
Soloists:
Long Ago Reprise
Music & Lyrics by: Ralph Lawson
Arrangement by: Buddy Wilkes & Dell Morgan
Soloists: Dave Leigh
Katie Prince



Cast and Crew to be added