“Suds” will become the fourth installment in Off Broadway’s 25 Year Anniversary Season celebrating “A Half Century of Awesome Music.” The production, which opens at the Nevada City cabaret style theater this weekend, uses more than 40 hit songs from 1960s.
Set in a laundromat during the early ‘60s, SUDS covers the story of a young employee named Cindy as she is jilted by her boyfriend and uses the help of two guardian angels to find her “Mr. Right.”
There are many songs throughout the show used to increase the action within the story. For example Cindy, played by Lyra Dominguez, sings the song, “Have you ever been lonely...you gotta help me,” to describe a scene she has involving her boyfriend while the guardian angels, performed by Jan Kopp and Nancy Keith sing, “You can¹t hurry love, no you just have to wait!” as a response to Cindy. Other songs are used throughout the performance including, “Respect,” “Be My Baby,” “Chapel of Love,” “Secret Agent Man,” “Please Mr. Postman” and a host of others from Bacharach & David to Phil Spector to Motown.
“Suds” will open at 8:15 p.m. Friday and run Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 30, with a special matinee showing at 2 p.m. Sunda. Admissions are $25 for every 8:15 showing and $23 for the matinee showing.
With chorography by Sacramento’s Thom Green (Seven, The Musical), and musical arrangements by singer/actor/composer/arranger Steve Gunderson, whose work is also known through theatrical, TV and movie production circles, “Suds” uses many elements to show off the 1960’s vibe intended for the performance.
For reservations or more information, call 530-265-8686.