Port Summer Show's "My Favorite Year" opens Thursday.
The show takes everyone on a trip down memory lane with Benjy Stone, who reflects on his experience of becoming a freshman writer on "The King Kaiser Comedy Cavalcade" in 1954. Benjy is assigned the daunting task of baby-sitting veteran Hollywood swashbuckler Alan Swann while he is a guest on the show.
Performances will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee on Sunday, at 2 p.m., in the air-conditioned auditorium.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 12. Seniors can attend the Thursday opening night performance for free.
The show stars Chris Falcioni as Benjy, Jesse Weil as Alan, Kevin Roberts as King Kaiser and Kalia Lay as K.C., the assistant to the producer.
Solomon Hoffman returns to conduct this year's pit orchestra, which "features 39 local musicians who range in age from middle school to adult, and in ability from amateur to professional," he said. "Together we've been working hard on the music for the past five weeks to achieve a Broadway ensemble sound. We're actually playing the same parts that were used for the original broadway production so it's very exciting to master the music as it was done in its professional form."
Summer Show alumni are invited to attend a special reception Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. in the Schreiber cafeteria.