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This ain't your Grandma's assisted living! It's Pelican Roost, a retirement community of characters like Naomi Lipshitz-Yamamoto-Murphy. She says, "It's a lot like a cruise, except the final destination is not The Bahamas." She's friends with the dozen-and-a-half residents played by the two actors. You'll be flimflammed by a retired TV lawyer; you'll meet Ben Younger, a former Catskills comic who experiments with yoga; you'll learn that seniors are tech-savvy about Internet dating in WalkerDude@Facebook.com.
Assisted Living: The Musical® has earned standing ovations from California to New York,
from Philadelphia to Miami. The San Francisco Examiner says it's "Wickedly funny." The Naples Daily News calls it "Hilarious." Regardless of your age, you'll love it too.
Note: In South Florida, Compton & Bennett, the show's authors, perform the show.
Been to a flea market? Not those weekend, temporary things, but permanent ones selling everything from home paternity tests to autographed pictures of Jesus? Where everything is real as you believe it to be?
The vendors here put the fun in dysfunction. Part carnie, part clerk, and all heart, they convolute their way through life with answers that can't work but somehow do. Like hairdresser Earlene, whose wigs are "100% locally grown. "I swept up every strand myself", Ariel, who is there because of an itinerant mime and a PA announcer who turns adversities into ads. You'll play FleaBingo.
Chris Silk, the Naples Daily News reviewer said he laughed so hard, he snorted his drink out of his nose. Florida Weekly calls it "brilliant buffoonery." Actual flea market vendors have roared, and then looked around with chagrin, as they recognize themselves.
Whether you've been to flea market or not, FleaBitten shows the sordid, silly side of what really goes on behind the bargains.
Tickets to this show were once $149 each, but for you? Drastic reductions!
"When we look like Miami, and feel like Saigon, thank Donna and Georgia, Tim, Freddy and Tom," sing Compton and Bennett about the Collier County Commission.
Seltzer Pants is the working title of Rick and Betsy's skewer-ful of local meat. The entire name, A Little Song, A Little Dance, A Little Seltzer in Your Pants, is admittedly too long for some attention spans.
In Compton & Bennett's Seltzer Pants, snowbirds take the opening hit. US Congressman Trey Radel learns "There Ain't No Coke In Rehab". You will learn the magic words to help you survive hurricanes and other big blows. You will wonder if it may be a little too soon for a Michael Jackson song (it's not).
Off the road for the local season, Compton & Bennett have been playing their Assisted Living: The Musical around the country for anyone who has ever considered aging. The show is enjoying standing-Os from Sedona to the St. Lawrence Seaway, and every restored vaudeville theatre in between that will have it.