Stage Door Theatre: 1/29 – 2/14
Tim Firth’s “Calendar Girls” is based upon the 2003 Touchstone movie of the same title that starred Helen Mirren and Julie Walters. This film received the British Award for Best Comedy Film and Mirren and Walters were nominated for Golden Globes for their performances.
Deborah Curtis, who was recently seen as the Widow Paroo in “The Music Man” at Boetcher Concert Hall, and Gina Walker, who played the Bogle in Vintage Theatre’s hit “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol,” lead a cast that features the women of Stage Door Theatre’s Adult Company.
Both the film and the play are based on actual events involving some working-class British ladies who became famous for posing in the nude for a calendar to help fund a leukemia ward at their local hospital.
When one of their husbands dies of Leukemia, the others form a support group for the grieving widow.
As it is in any play directed by Pamela Clifton, there are lots more laughs than tears. This is especially true in the hysterically funny scene in which the ladies arrive for the tastefully risqué photo shoot for the calendar.
"Calendar Girls" reminded this reviewer a lot of “The Full Monty.” Only this time it’s cast with a bevy of adorable and bodacious ladies!
If you need a good laugh I would recommend that you get on up to Stage Door Theater in Conifer. You’ll have to hurry though. The show ends Sunday.
20% discount for groups of 10 or more
Special Valentine’s Performances on February 13 at 7:30pm and February 14 at 2pm, includes dessert served at intermission.
Stage Door Theatre is located at
25797 Conifer Road
Conifer, Colorado, 80433
For tickets call 303.838.0809 or go online to www.StageDoorTheatre.org