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Another full weekend of ‘Monty’

Posted on August 16, 2023 by Sonoma Valley Sun

For the second show in its 2023 season of Broadway Under the Stars, Transcendence Theatre Company presents the Broadway smash hit The Full Monty, Fri.-Sun evenings through August 20 at Beltane Ranch in Glen Ellen. 

The outdoor show is unlike the company’s musical revue format (the last show sang and sampled 72 different songs), it’s a full-length production of the play.

The story: Six unemployed steelworkers try to make some quick cash by stripping. Chippendale dancers they aren’t; just regular Joes, enjoying their unlikely popularity and bonding along the way. It’s the theater version of the Academy Award-nominated 1997 film.

How the production ended up at Beltane Ranch is a drama of its own. Bumped from its longtime home at Jack London State Park, the company had to scramble to find another location. The outdoor setting at Beltane fits the bill perfectly. 

Monty is Transcendence’s first fully-staged musical since its award-winning production of A Chorus Line in 2019. It is directed and choreographed by Josh Walden (Ragtime – Broadway Revival), with musical direction by Matt Smart (Hamilton – National Tour).

The cast are also professionals with major Broadway and national tour experience. All are making their Transcendence debuts, coming from around the country and staying in Sonoma for the run of the show. Meet some of the players.

Tickets start at $35. or call 877-424-1414 for more information.

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