Take a trip to merry old England with Me and My Girl, Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston's next production, being staged July 10-20 at the Robinson Theatre, 617 Lexington St., Waltham.
The part cockney and part nobility play is a raucous romp that results in an hilarious Downton Abbey-type musical.
It tells the story of Bill Snibson, a cockney gent who learns that he is the 14th heir to the Earl of Hareford and must pass a test to inherit his new fortune. When he learns that he must also give up his streetwise girlfriend Sally Smith in order to be accepted by the gentry, Bill faces a timeless choice between love and money. He ends up bringing a cockney invasion to the great Hareford Hall, an estate peopled with the upper crust of English society.
Me and My Girl had a successful original run in England in 1937 and became a hit revival on Broadway in 1986, earning 11 Tony Award nominations. Actress Maryann Plunkett from Tewksbury took home the Tony that year for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Sally Smith.
The musical features a classic score, including the hits "Doin' The Lambeth Walk" and "Love Makes the World Go 'Round."
Tickets are $35-$63, with senior and youth discounts. Visit reaglemusictheatre.com or call 781-891-5600 for tickets.
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- SUMMER SOIREE: The Happy Medium Theatre celebrates five years of success with a summer soiree on Sunday, July 6, from 6:30-10 p.m. All are invited to wind down their Independence Day weekend at the Factory Theatre in Boston with food, drinks, fun and raffle prizes, as well as an announcement of the theatre's upcoming season six. Tickets available at brownpapertickets.com/event/726634.
- IN THE WINGS: The holidays are several months away, but tickets are already on sale for Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original animated TV classic, the show plays Boston's Citi Shubert Theatre Dec. 9-14. $18-$53 at citicenter.org or call 866-348-9738... Season tickets are on sale for the 2014-2015 season at Littleton's Cannon Theatre. The line-up includes Alan Ayckbourn's comedy It Could Be Any One of Us, Oct. 31- Nov. 22; the classic play Cyrano De Bergerac, March 13-April 4; and the musical Slipper and The Rose, The Story of Cinderella, May 15-June 6. Visit thecannontheatre.com for info.
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