The Warner Robins Little Theater will be presenting “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” but the show is not quite the same as the famous movie starring Marilyn Monroe.
“It associated with Marilyn Monroe,” director Jerry Reppert said. “This is different, starting with it is not a musical.”
The play is based on the book, “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” which was written by Anita Loos and published in 1925. The Warner Robins Little Theater production will be set in the flapper era and comprises three acts.
“The costuming adds so much and is going quite well,” Reppert said. “We have a good cast, and it will be a great show.”
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That “good cast” is also a young cast, in terms of both age and experience.
“Half are new to the stage, some have had limited experience in high school, some no experience at all. But at auditions, you pick what you can work with and just pull that talent out of them,” Reppert said.
“Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” will be the 18th show Reppert has directed for the Warner Robins Little Theater since joining the group in 1990.
“Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” tells the story Lorelei, a blonde and the Marilyn Monroe character in the movie, and Dorothy, her brunette friend who was played by Jane Russell in the movie.
A trip to Europe ensures where the girls are planning to complete their education. With studying during the daytime and dating in the evening, there is plenty of comedy.
Reservations can be made by calling 929-4579. Opening night will include a green room reception after curtain call where attendees can enjoy refreshments and meet the cast, crew and director.