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'Five Course Love' at the Minetta Lane Theatre


Geva Theatre Center and Five Course Love Company LLC present the musical comedy Five Course Love , with book, music & lyrics by Book, music & lyrics by Gregg Coffin ,opening at the Minetta Lane Theatre on the 16 Oct 2005, following previews from the 1 Oct 2005.

Five dates. Five restaurants. One chance at love. Five Course Love is a new musical that is equal parts comedy and music with heaping portions of that elusive search for love thrown in for good measure. Three actors portray fifteen characters whose amorous combinations are played out in this screwball comedy using an array of musical styles. Gregg Coffin's music ranges from pop to country & western to a spoof of German cabaret to 1950's doo-wop to Italianate opera riffs to Motown and more.

Inspired by his love for early TV sketch comedy, Shakespearean clowns, early stand-up, and character actors, Coffin says, "I wrote this as an homage to character actors. I wanted to watch what would happen if the comics took over the stage and sang and laughed about love."

Directed by Emma Griffin, the musical features Heather Ayers, John Bolton and Jeff Gurner (Waiter).

The creative team for Five Course Love includes G.W. Mercier (sets & costumes), Mark Barton (lighting), Rob Kaplowitz (sound) and Marge Betley (dramaturg). Musical director is Fred Tessler.

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