Breaking Up is Hard to Do
Gabrielle Dickson, of Waxahachie and Amanda Gish, of Greenville rehearse a song and dance number for the TAMU-C production of Breaking Up is Hard to Do. Photo credit: Monica Young
By Sydni Walker
Commerce, TEXAS (April 18, 2012)—The Texas A&M University-Commerce Playhouse is showing performances of Breaking Up is Hard to Do April 24-28 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 29 at 3 p.m.
“This family friendly musical contains nineteen of [Neil] Sedaka’s most popular hits,” said Jim Anderson, director. “Among them are Oh Carol, Walking in the Rain, Lonely Nights, Where the Boys Are and Solitaire, all of which will be old favorites of many of our patrons and a lovely sub-genre discovery of popular music for our younger audience members.”
The musical is set in 1960 at a resort in New York’s Catskills Mountains. Marge and Lois run away to the resort for a little fun after Marge’s fiancé Leonard leaves her at the altar. The comedic musical is full of romance and fun as the two girls interact with different people from the resort.
“It will make people my age feel young, and it will remind young people of just how great it is to be young,” Anderson said. “Far too many stories about rock and roll end tragically. This is the exception. The good guy gets the girl. The bad guy gets a comeuppance, and all is right with the world.”
Tickets are $3.00 for students and children, $8.00 for seniors and $10.00 for non-student adults. For reservations call 903-886-5900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.