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Real Men, a Musical for Guys and the Women Who Put Up With Them

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Paul Louis & Nick Santa Maria

Real Men, a Musical for Guys and the Women Who Put Up With Them

at The Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe  [map]

  • Monday, July 13, 2015 at 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm
  • Friday, July 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 7:30 pm
  • Monday, July 20, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Finally, theater for men who hate theater.

Get real and get ready for an original adult musical comedy about real men behaving like...well...REAL MEN. It's a madcap, musical romp through manhood, shared with women, children, and yes, even puppets. REAL MEN, who make a habit of juggling their balls every day: fatherhood, mid-life crisis, dating, marriage, potency, sexuality...and the lack of it. REAL MEN answers the one pertinent question on everyone's mind, "Do real men sing and play with puppets?" Get real! You'd better believe they do.

Running Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission. 

Paul Louis

Paul Louis (Book, Music, Lyrics, Man # 2, et al)

Paul served as the resident writer/composer of children's theater for The Shores Performinig Arts Theater, in Miami Shores, FL. At age 29, he created, and wrote all scripts and songs for 13 episodes of his former nationally syndicated children's TV series, Jelly Bean Jungle ,praised by President Bill Clinton as "High quality children's programming". He collaborated with fellow puppeteer, and writing partner, Nick Santa Maria, creating, Blip and Blab, Language Explorers, a nine part children's home video ESL course. Paul has written the book, music and lyrics to 50 children's musicals produced in professional theaters throughout the USA.

Nick Santa Maria

Nick Santa Maria (Book, Music, Lyrics, Man #1, et al)

As a member of the Miami Comedy Improvisation Group, MENTAL FLOSS Nick honed his writing skills, becoming their resident songsmith. He wrote the musical comedy revue, Sweet Bedlam playing the ship circuit for 3 years. Nick contributed songs and sketches for the Off-Broadway hit, Secret Every Smart Traveler Should Know. With his writing partner, Paul Louis, he developed Blib and Blab, Language Explorers, an internationally seen video series, and worked with Paul as a puppeteer in the former nationally syndicated children's TV series, Jelly Bean Jungle. Nick is the author of COMEDY CRAZY; 60 Essays About Comedians From the Golden Age.

David Arisco

David Arisco (Director)

David's career spans 40 years as director, actor, musical director, stage manager, symphonic conductor and instrumentalist. He's directed over 140 shows as Artistic Director at Actors’ Playhouse (Miami. FL.), as well as the Carbonell awarded productions of In the Heights (2013), Les Misérables (2009), AIDA (2005), etc., all winners for Best Production of a Musical. Awards: George Abbott Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts, & Richard G. Fallon Award for Excellence in Professional Theatre.

Manny Schvartzman

Manny Schvartzman (Musical Director)

Also the musical arranger of REAL MEN, Manny's a 2-time Carbonel Award winner (Best Music Direction – In The Heights and Parade) was the music director for RENT in Havana, Cuba, thru Nederlander Worldwide and the council of arts of Cuba. He's been the MD at Actor’s Playhouse, Slow Burn theater and more. Music Director/Supervisor for several cruise lines including Regent, Silver Sea and Celebrity cruise lines and Miami-Dade College, FIU's department of Theate. He's currently working on the Gloria Estefan musical On Your Feet.

Stephen G. Anthony

Stephen G. Anthony (Man # 3, et al)

Steve's known in S. Florida for his Carbonell-winning portrayals of Man #2 in I Love You,.. Now Change, & Tom/Phyllis/Leslie in Sylvia. He made his Broadway debut as Hoss in the award winning, critically acclaimed Hank Williams: Lost Highway. He's appeared alongside Sharon Gless in A Round-Heeled Woman at GablesStage, the Carbonell-nominated August: Osage County (Actors' Playhouse). Anthony has also produced and starred in several independent films.

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