Very Funny Stuff at the Waterfront Playhouse

Very Funny Stuff at the Waterfront Playhouse

Posted Thu, Jan 5, 2017 in Press Releases

Only a few performances remain of the Waterfront Playhouse’s hilarious hit comedy, “It’s Only A Play” by Terrence McNally. This cheeky peek into theater folks behaving badly will end on January 7th. The Waterfront’s gorgeous production has received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike. KONK Life raved, “If you need a good laugh, do not miss this play. It’s funny, sophisticated, clever, and it’s well worthwhile.”

“It’s Only A Play” is about the opening night of a new play on the Great White Way. All the leading players have gathered at the opening night party and are anxiously awaiting the reviews for the new play. Will it be a hit or a turkey? It’s all in the critics hands in the high stakes world of Broadway theater. The stress isn’t pretty as these oversize personalities (AKA ‘theater people’) erupt in hilarious emotional fireworks.

Social media has lit up with positive comments: “I laughed the entire time!” “Amazing,” “Such a wonderful night!” “Fantastic show!” “The play, cast and set were phenomenal!” “Loved it!” and “Go see this fabulously funny show!”

Directed by Murphy Davis, the production features a cast of top notch comic actors who soar with Mr. McNally’s crackling lines. David Black, Marjorie Paul-Shook, Maribeth Graham, Trey Gerrald, Barry Tarallo, J. B. McLendon and Matt Hollis Hulsey, as well as a surprise guest appearance are all perfectly cast. “…it’s hard to imagine [the Broadway cast] of superstars interpreting the roles any better than the production…at the Waterfront Playhouse,” Joanna Brady, KONK Life.

A major part of the outstanding production is Michael Boyer’s dazzling set. Audiences gasp in appreciation as the curtains open. Carmen Rodriguez has provided the stunningly elegant costumes, as well as the hilarious collection of the “coats of the stars” that are brought onstage throughout the play. John Jaworski lights the set effectively and Ben Pegg has done the effective soundscape. Stage Manager Trish Manley keeps everything moving smoothly.

Tickets are $45 and are available at or at 305-294-5015. Memberships, subscriptions and gift certificates are available on our website. Also, check out our Friday Night Date Night deal, as well as other discounts on the website. The production is sponsored by Key TV, with season sponsors: Digital Island Media, Wodu Media and Royal Furniture.

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