HUNTLEY, IL – Tap-dancing flappers and gangsters from the Roaring Twenties are preparing to take the stage as Heineman Middle School (HMS) presents the musical “Bugsy Malone Jr.” on October 16 and 17 at the Huntley Community District 158 Performing Arts Center stage at Huntley High School, 13719 Harmony Road, Huntley, IL 60142.
Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 16, and at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 17. Tickets are $5, available at the door 45 minutes prior to show time.
Directed by HMS teachers Emily Moore and Pam Jorgensen, “Bugsy Malone Jr.” is a spoof of 1920s gangster films that takes a light-hearted look at conflict resolution.
With a book by Alan Parker, and lyrics and music by Paul Williams, this is the Broadway Junior version of the show based on the 1976 Alan Parker film “Bugsy Malone.” Like the film, the stage musical tells the story of two gangs comprised completely of children who square off in a 1920s rivalry of Capone-ian proportions!
Dandy Dan’s gang has gotten the upper hand since obtaining the “splurge” gun (a weapon that shoots whipped cream). Now, Fat Sam and his bumbling buffoons are in real trouble! Bugsy Malone, a one-time boxer, is thrust not-so-willingly into the gangster limelight when he becomes the last chance Fat Sam’s gang has of surviving. All Bugsy really wants to do is spend time with his new love, Blousey, but that just isn’t in the cards for our hero.
“Bugsy Malone Jr.” features a catchy, swinging score making this musical good, clean, comedic fun for the whole family!
For questions, please contact Emily Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or PAC Director Lorie Woods at (847) 659-6107.