Mainstage Opens with The Cocoanuts in the Baer Pit
The Cocoanuts, a musical comedy based on the hilarious antics of the Marx Brothers featuring music by Irving Berlin, will start OCP’s mainstage series September 12 – October 12, 2008. This will be the first performance in OCP’s newly renovated orchestra pit and you won’t want to miss the incredible transformation made possible through generous donations by the Alan and Marcia Baer Foundation and the Douglas County Commissioners. The newly named “Baer Pit” will house Musical Director Jim Boggess and the rest of the talented musicians who will bring the Irving Berlin classics “Shaking the Blues Away,” “Always,” “Blue Skies,” and “How Deep is the Ocean,” among others, to life as part of The Cocoanuts.
One of three Broadway hits that made Groucho, Chico and Harpo stars, The Cocoanuts is a hilarious spoof of the Florida land boom of the 1920s. Full of comic dementia and clowning, this is a joyful laugh-fest that does everything musicals are supposed to do.Tickets go on sale to the public on September 2nd.