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Next Up at West Hartford’s Playhouse on Park: ‘Five Guys Named Moe’

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The 13th Main State season at West Hartford’s Playhouse on Park continues with ‘Five Guys Named Moe’ by Clarke Peters.

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“Five Guys Named Moe,” written by Clarke Peters, with music and lyrics by Louis Jordan, will run at Playhouse on Park from Jan. 26-Feb. 27, 2022.

The Chicago Tribune calls it a “fast [paced] and high stakes [show]… the material is respected, the audience is nurtured, [and] warmth comes in great waves.” Directed and Choreographed by Brittney Griffin. Associate Choreographer: Darius Barnes. Music Direction by Dexter Pettaway.

His woman left him, he’s broke, and it’s almost 5 a.m. But don’t worry about our hero. All he needs is the right music – and the right guys – to get him through. Enter five guys named Moe, stepping out through his radio to cajole, comfort and jazz him with dozens of whimsical hit songs from the extraordinary Louis Jordan. “Five Guys Named Moe” is an international sensation. Initially produced in London’s West End by the legendary Cameron Mackintosh, this exhilarating, all-embracing theatrical experience moved to Broadway in 1992 and was nominated for two Tony Awards.

About Playhouse on Park: Managed under the direction of Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc., Playhouse on Park is West Hartford’s own renowned, professional theatre. Playhouse on Park offers a wide range of thought-provoking, inspiring and thoroughly enjoyable productions that leave audiences often smiling, sometimes crying, and always talking about what they have just experienced.

Tickets are now on sale for “Five Guys Named Moe,” and range from $40-$50. Student and senior discounts are available. Student Rush is $10 (cash only), available 15 minutes prior to curtain. Previews are on Jan. 26 and 27, with all tickets at $20. Matinees are at 2 p.m. matinees on Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. There will be a talk back with the cast after each Sunday matinee.

COVID-19 Policy: All patrons must be fully vaccinated. Vaccination card, government issued ID, and masks are required for all patrons. This policy is in effect through February 2022, and will be evaluated regularly. Visit www.playhouseonpark.org to view the full COVID-19 policy.

For more information or tickets, call the Box Office at 860-523-5900 x10 or visit www.playhouseonpark.org. Playhouse on Park offers discounts for group sales; inquire today! Playhouse on Park is located at 244 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119.

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