Two chances to catch “Always A Bridesmaid”
Always a Bridesmaid is a popular show. After finishing a run at The Dio Dining & Entertainment in Pinckney in August, the production is moving to Two Muses Theatre in West Bloomfield for a run in September. And the Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater is putting it on the end of September as part if its “Entertainment Series.”
The plot: Four friends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other’s weddings…no matter what. The show takes audiences on a comic journey with the beleaguered bridesmaids as they navigate the choppy waters of love and matrimony. Libby Ruth, Deedra, Monette and Charlie are committed to the notion that careers, waistlines and even marriages may disappear, but real friendships last a lifetime. Forsaking all others, in sickness and in health, they repeatedly struggle to stage the perfect wedding in spite of fistfights at the altar, runaway brides and the mistaken, and unfortunate, release of a flock of white doves on the first day of hunting season.
The cast that delivered at The Dio reprise their roles at Two Muses: Kari is played by Ann Dilworth; Charlie is played by Wendy Hedstrom; Monette is played by Sonja Marquis; Deedra is played by Amy Morrisey; Libby is played by Nancy Penvose and Sedalia is played by Fran Potasnick. The show runs on weekends, Sept.11 through 27, with press night on Sept. 11.
At the Tibbits, the production is directed by Charles Burr. Libby Ruth, the hopeful romantic played by Donna Schulte, believes that her friends can also find the perfect marriage. Suzanne Marie Stewart plays headstrong Deedra who has just discovered her husband of many years has a wondering eye and hands to match. Flashy, high-spirited and self-involved Monette is played by Gloria Logan. Monette continues to test her friends’ love and patience with all-too-frequent trips down the aisle. And salt-of-the-earth, tree-hugging Charlie played by Deb Culver discovers the hard way that marital bliss is not the end of her rainbow and panics in outrageous style when the opportunity presents itself. Also in the cast are Diane Long as Sedalia, owner of the wedding event center, and Lindsey Dakota Spencer as Libby Ruth’s daughter Kari. All of the cast members are veterans of Tibbits Summer Theatre. The show runs Sept. 25 through October 3rd.