It’s a Guy Thing: FULL MONTY Struts to PCS Stage April 21-May 6

by Patricia Bradford

The Players Club of Swarthmore closes its 2016-17 season with the raucous, blue collar, musical comedy THE FULL MONTY April 21-May 6, for ten performances at 614 Fairview Ave. in Swarthmore. The Americanized musical stage version of the 1997 British film, THE FULL MONTY is a wild send-up of gender stereotypes that moves to the beat of David Yazbek’s audacious score and supremely smart lyrics, and features a solid book by Terrence McNally. When it shimmied its way onto Broadway in 2000, The Full Monty garnered nine Tony nominations, including Best Musical. Buy tickets online at

Directed by Anne Marie Scalies and Emily Fishman, THE FULL MONTY follows Jerry Lukowski (Brian Seaman, Philadelphia) and five other down-and-out steelworkers in Buffalo, New York, who are desperately seeking employment, until they come up with a novel way to make a quick buck by starting a striptease act. As the guys work through their fears and anxieties, they discover that the strength they find in each other gives them the courage to face their demons and overcome them.

THE FULL MONTY also features actors Andrew SanFilippo (Springfield), Kristy Boyer Chen (Wallingford), Chaz Meyers (Media), Joe Tabasco (Philadelphia), Sherri Carr (Media), Tim Whelan (Wilmington, Del.), Connie Pelesh (Media), Ben Long (West Chester), Ally Greene (Bryn Mawr), Jay Reilly (Norristown), Robert Harris (Philadelphia), Doris Chan (Concord), Alfred Lance Jr. (Wilmington, Del.), Ed Emmi (Wilmington, Del.), Jasmine Bryant (Upper Darby), Amy Goldman ( Media), Blake Eckert (Ridley Park), Chris Stone (Newtown Square), Howard Cylinder (Philadelphia), Jamilah Bryant (Unioncornville), Laura Stone (Newtown Square), and Anthony SanFilippo (Springfield). Kevin Gane and Emily Szal are the musical directors and Fishman is the choreographer. Derek Ross designed the sets, Ryan Stone designed the lights, and Davida Weiler-Stone designed the sound.

THE FULL MONTY runs from Friday, April 21 through Saturday, May 6. Thursday performances are at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Audiences can meet the artists in a talkback discussion after the April 30 performance. Buy tickets either online at, by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111, or at the door. For more information about PCS – including upcoming events, shows, ticketing and directions, visit

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Theater/Organization Address: 614 Fairview Ave. Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081 (Map It)
Theater/Organization Phone: (866) 811-4111

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