Musical comedy group 'The Water Coolers' on stage Oct. 13
Jamestown College’s 2011-12 Performing Arts Series continues with the musical comedy troupe “The Water Coolers” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 in the Reiland Fine Arts Center’s DeNault Auditorium.
Discounted tickets are available for Jamestown College Friends of the Fine Arts members. For more information on the Friends of the Fine Arts, contact Karen Crane at (701) 252-3467 ext. 5512 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conceived by one of the creators of the long-running New York hit “Tony n' Tina's Wedding,” The Water Coolers celebrate – and skewer – work, life, and balancing the two. From pretending you understand what the IT guy is saying ("The IT Cowboy") to fending off aggressive salesparents ("Who Will Buy This Crap For My Kid's School") to the inflated inner dialogue of the cute guy in the office (“Male Office Hottie”) The Water Coolers reveal the underpinnings of workplace life in hilarious and insightful songs and sketches performed by Broadway veterans.
Described as a musical version of the sitcom “The Office” and hailed as “…a breezy, satirical ‘Dilbert’-like musical revue that tickles the ears and funny bones” by the Associated Press and acclaimed by E! Entertainment Television and reviewers across the country, The Water Coolers’ dead-on observations are drawn from the real life experiences of the creators, cast and crew. Executive producer Sally Allen is a former management consultant; the unique writing staff includes successful, working New York composers and comedy writers and people who still have their day jobs in sales or publishing, plus one retired CEO.
The cast includes seasoned Broadway talent, with the company members’ performing credits including “Rock of Ages,” “The Drowsy Chaperone,” “Spamalot,” “Wicked,” “The Lion King,” “In The Heights,” “Les Miserables,” “Mamma Mia,” and “Grease.”