THUNDER BAY, ON ----- November 17, 2015 --- Thunder Bay's Cambrian Players presents, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens’ nostalgic musical comedy My Favorite Year, is based on the beloved 1982 hit film starring Peter O’Toole. The original story line was fondly based on an encounter that Mel Brooks had with Errol Flynn while working together on Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows.
Benjy Stone the freshman writer on the 1954 hit TV show, “The King Kaiser Comedy Cavalcade.” When his hero, movie star Alan Swann, is booked as the live show’s guest, it is up to Benjy not only to assure that the star is on stage but that he is sober as well! Benjy acts as chaperone, family mediator, bouncer, alcohol treatment counselor, escort, editor and psychiatrist to the wayward actor. Will Swann turn out to be just another failed father figure to Benjy? Or will he turn out to be a real hero in the end.
November 18, 19, 20, 21 & 25, 26, 27, 28, 2015
Curtain at 8:00 pm
Finlandia Club – 314 Bay Street, Thunder Bay
Wednesdays & Thursdays: $10
Fridays & Saturdays: $20/adult, $15/student & senior
Tickets available at: Calico, Fireweed, Steeper’s, The Red Lion and at the door.
Book by Joseph Dougherty | Music by Stephen Flaherty | Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Based on the motion picture My Favorite Year, courtesy of Turner Entertainment Co.,
with story by Dennis Palumbo and screenplay by Norman Steinberg and Dennis Palumbo
Director: Lawrence Badana, Music Director: Ashley Palmer | Stage Manager: Josée Lauzon Beaulieu