Assisted Living: The Musical®
A decade ago when a fan asked the topic of satirists Rick Compton and Betsy Bennett’s next show, they had no idea. Rick saw someone loading a walker and said, “Maybe something on assisted living." Betsy elbowed him and said derisively, ‘Assisted Living: The Musical’.” Six months later, ASSISTED LIVING: THE MUSICAL® was up and touring to critical acclaim.
This theatrical is a 85-minute vaudeville-esque romp written for between two and eighteen actors, and scored for a scalable band, from a single pianist to seven musicians.
The show’s host couple enters heaven, suspecting their son pulled the plug…to get his hands on Dad’s vintage Corvette. They don’t seem to mind. Instead, the couple fondly remembers Pelican Roost, a very active, full-service retirement community. Pelican Roost is like Woodstock with walkers (and better bathrooms). Here, 18 different characters sing and dance, revel and kvetch, celebrate and bloviate their way through later life.
These 21st Century seniors are partying like it’s 1969. Imagine: no work, no pregnancy and a full array of Medicare-subsidized pharmaceuticals. It’s the Boomer dream! Pelican Roost is where 70-something is the new 20-something…only with looser skin.
Assisted Living: The Musical® is for everyone who is aging, and for those who hope to. And that includes you!
“LIVELY AND WICKEDLY FUNNY.” -- SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER
HILARIOUS!” -- NAPLES DAILY NEWS
“DELIGHTFUL!” -- BAY TIMES
“YOU’LL LAUGH YOUR HEAD OFF.” -- KGO RADIO
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