Baumeister Sodas and Diamonds and Gold present Let Me Be Frank Productions' all-new comedy musical, “Vic Tanny - Where Do You Work Out?” this April. It's the early '80s and we're going to get physical — sweatbands and tube socks included!
Welcome to Mickey's Gym. It may not be the place to work out, but it is a place to work out. The owner, Mickey, built his gym on old school principles and standard weight machines – no frilly spas, thigh masters or stair steppers here. However, it's the 1980s and the gym is in desperate need of a facelift. Gym manager, Lisa, thinks that if the gym becomes a Vic Tanny franchise, all will be well. The plan? Clean the place up a bit. Maybe get rid of the actual gym rats and replace them with “gym rats” and new members.
Perhaps the fancy new power couple, Amy and Frank Hermans, will become members if they participate in the new aerobics class offered by instructor Sarah. If Sarah can't get the couple to do a little jazzercise, she can certainly get Michael and Zach, the regular “muscle dudes” at the gym, to step away from the punching bags and do some lunges and toe touches, right?
The landlord has given them 90 days to turn it around or Mickey's Vic Tanny dreams will be dashed and the place will become a parking lot. Can they pull it off? Banker Pat isn't so sure. We'll have to find out. In the meantime, sit back and be entertained by the hilarious characters, crazy antics and the “totally awesome” 1980's soundtrack!
“Vic Tanny - Where Do You Work Out?” opens Friday, April 5 with a benefit show supporting the Experience Greater Green Bay Visitor Center project. In addition, a benefit show will be held on Thursday, April 11 to support CASA of Brown County. For those performances, $10 of every ticket goes to each deserving organization in our community, respectively. “Vic Tanny – Where Do You Work Out?” then runs Thursday-Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. April 5-27. Matinee performances will take place on Thursday, April 25 and Saturday, April 27 at 1 p.m. at the Meyer Theatre. Tickets are available at meyertheatre.org or by calling Ticketstar at 920-494-3401. An out-of-town performance will be Wednesday, April 17 at The Capitol Civic Centre in Manitowoc at 7:30 p.m. Head to cccshows.org or call 920-683-1937 for tickets and more information.
Cast: Frank Hermans and Amy Riemer, Lisa Borley, Sarah Hibbard, Tom Verbrick, Michael O'Malley and Zach Hibbard.
Band: Dennis Panneck (guitars), Pat Hibbard (bass), Tony Pilz (keyboards), Adam Cain (drums).
Eye of the Tiger/Push It mash up – Survivor and Salt-N-Pepa
Almost Paradise – Mike Reno and Ann Wilson
What I Like About You – The Romantics
Hey Mickey – Toni Basil
Rebel Yell – Billy Idol
Escapade – Janet Jackson
Human – The Human League
Take My Breath Away – Berlin
Head to Toe – Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
Break My Stride – Matthew Wilder
Physical – Olivia Newton-John
Open Your Heart – Madonna
Just What I Needed – The Cars
Sweet Love – Anita Baker
Melt With You – Modern English
Sister Christian – Night Ranger
I Feel For You – Chaka Khan
Shadows of the Night – Pat Benatar
Working for the Weekend – Loverboy
--Photo by Sue Pilz