About Thank You For Being a Friend!
Thank You For Being A Friend the Musical is an irreverent parody of the beloved 1980's sitcom, The Golden Girls. On the shores of sunny Miami Beach live four lively ladies sharing their golden years and their cheesecake together in a cosy, wicker furniture filled bungalow. When D-list pop star Lance Bass and his sex slave boyfriend Cubby move in next door, their loud all night sex parties keep the ladies from getting their much needed beauty sleep. What's worse, they have to get up early and rehearse for the annual Shady Oaks Retirement Home Talent Show! After Lance denies the Ladies request to keep the noise down, what ensues is a Hatfields vs McCoys fued (except bitchier) that can only end with one side of the lanai as the reigning "queens" of the neighborhood.
Featuring an original pop score, a 1980's fashion show, and lots of sex talk around the kitchen table, Theatre Is Easy proclaims, “Thank You For Being A Friend the Musical never fails to elicit fits of hysteria, gasps of embarrassment and outbursts of applause.”
Thank You For Being A Friend the Musical is a campy, laugh out loud funny musical send up of your favorite show from yesteryear starring Blanchet (the sexy Southern Bell), Dorothea (the brainy New Yorker), Roz (the dimwitted Midwesterner) and Sophie ( the wisecracking Italian) that will make you want to give all your friends in the audience a great big group hug!
Meet the Writers
Nick Brennan (Co-Creator) is the head artistic associate for Matt Murphy Productions, a theater production company in New York City that has been involved in Altar Boyz, Thurgood, Impressionism, Memphis, Virtually Me and The Berenstain Bears: LIVE! He is currently assisting development on their next Broadway endeavor, a musical adaptation of the Oscar winning film Dances With Wolves. He conceived the musical adaptation of the cult classic teen film, Jawbreaker and directed the New York production of Thank You For Being A Friend: The Golden Girls Musical. His other directing credits include The Tale of the Allergist's Wife at the Queens Theater in the Park, I Married Wyatt Earp at 59E59, The Legend of Julie Taymor (AD) at the New York International Fringe Festival, and Little Shop of Horrors (AD) at The Gallery Players. He is currently writing the book for the original musicals RUNWAY and Not Another Teen Musical.
Luke Jones (Co-Creator) graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a B.F.A. in theatre tech. While working as tech director for various projects, he has had the pleasure of running lights/sound for everyone from RuPaul to Dolly Parton. Set/prop design credits include Little Shop of Horrors, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife at Queens Theater in the Park, Thank You For Being A Friend, The Legend of Julie Taymor at the New York International Fringe Festival. When not designing, Luke spends his time writing and performing as one half of the comedic singing duo "The Bearded Ladies".