This mid-life crisis musical comedy revolves around Bob’s surprise 50th birthday party, and the audience are all his guests. More…
It's baby boomer Bob's surprise 50th birthday, his wife is running late, and there’s a backyard full of party guests. While reading his birthday cards aloud, he learns that turning fifty magnifies the unintended and hilarious realities of middle-age. The letter from the AARP may have arrived, and he may be losing his libido, but he’s finding laughter at every turn.
"Throughout this musical, I laughed and cried at the same time...'Happy 50ish' is a musical joyride full of the cavalcade of life's mostly good fortunes. It was a privilege to catch this well-acted, two-man play, which I believe has the potential to become a big hit that will run for years!" Full Review
"'Happy 50ish' is a consistently entertaining and occasionally hilarious distraction from the summer doldrums...The jokes may be hoary, but if they make us laugh at our universal condition, more power to them..Some of this is overly familiar, of course, but that doesn’t prevent your funny bone from being tickled by several seriously funny riffs." Full Review
"If you are 50ish or older, or know someone who is, you are going to appreciate this upbeat, hilarious, audience participation musical that will make you laugh and cry at the tragic reality of getting old. Happy 50ish features a remarkably attractive and well-lit set. The sound system is top notch. Mark Vogel as Mike and Lynn Shore as Bob are wonderful actors and singers with great synergy. All the musical numbers are very enjoyable. I guarantee you will leave the show in a good mood." Full Review
"The complaints about hitting that big five-O are not exactly new...But, there are moments in 'Happy 50ish' that really do work...If this show does not call for deep thought, it does ask some difficult questions: Is it better to fight aging or age gracefully and graciously? The answer seems to be just suck it up and smile." Full Review
See it if You are a baby boomer or advancing in age. Enjoy references to childhood in the 60's. Like small intimate theaters. Like 2 man shows
Don't see it if You dislike tiny theaters and audience participation. Corny jokes. The exuberance of the actors make the show
See it if You're able to laugh at the fact that the older you get, the more you may need things like Viagra, have gray pubic hairs, and memory loss.
Don't see it if You don't think it's funny to make fun of AARP recipients, or you're interested in full musical productions, and not 2-man just-okay shows.
See it if You can relate to and have a sense of humor about the trials/challenges of aging. Didn't know what to expect...and was pleasantly surprised
Don't see it if You're 22 years old and all of your body parts still function exactly the way they're supposed to. :-)