Renowned playwright Jerry Mayer turned 90 on September 5, 2021, his pen and wit sharp as ever. Currently developing his 11th play, he took time out to revisit the acclaimed musical he wrote with son Steve. Now, four performances of the Santa Monica Playhouse premiere of this brand-new incarnation of the riotous and poignant musical have been added, October 1-2 and November 5-6, just in time to celebrate Jerry’s 91st birthday and the one-year-anniversary of the musical with post-show refreshments and birthday cake at each performance!
"This musical about three sixty something couples had this night's audience roaring."
Back Stage West
From the hilarious “The Role Reversal Tango,” to the tongue-firmly-in-cheek tribute to the not-so-firm “Upper Arms” of the over 60s set, to the heart-wrenching “Whatever Happened to Our Love Song,” the Mayer team’s brilliance shines through as audiences follow the adventures of aging - lovingly dissected, shredded, massaged and put back together again - through the eyes of three married couples – Jewish, Italian, Irish - who have known each other for over 35 years. It’s time for a renewal of vows. But much has changed…perhaps too much? Will all three couples make it to the altar again? Only time, and the Mayer team, will tell.
"Heartfelt look at three married couples in their 60s and their personal and senior-moment induced tribulations."
"...that rare jewel in the theater, a musical comedy that deals in a witty and very entertaining way with love and marriage in middle age."
Gardena Valley News
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