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She repeats what she can in extremely broken Spanish, though he has told her repeatedly that he speaks English and was born in Texas “Born in Laredo” , commenting on the racism in the state. Mezzo-Soprano, A3-E5 A pretty brunette with steel ambition. Check out the videos below! Their expression of their wants, needs, hopes and dreams is logically expressed through the type of music that would be most popular in their town. Larry Johnson , Cindy O’Connor. According to La Jolla, “When an auto dealership in Longview, TX launches an endurance contest, ten economically-strapped strangers embark on a journey that puts their hearts, minds and bodies to the test. Benny and the older man in the competition, J. While his performance is good, some editing on his character may help both the show and the audience.

Audience responses have been over the top and our advances and grosses have been building every day since we opened. Hands on a Hardbody. Additional Info For 10 hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. The laughter transitions into a joyful hymn “Joy of the Lord” that everyone joins in singing, save for Chris Alvaro, the stoic veteran who’s been unmoving and unspeaking for the whole competition until he cuts off the song, yelling for everyone to shut up. Mike does his best to defend Heather and Janis becomes enraged claiming that the competition is fixed “It’s a Fix” and becomes the third person eliminated. Webarchive template wayback links.

Mezzo-Soprano, A3-E5 A pretty brunette with steel ambition. Please consider supporting us by whitelisting playbill. Norma, who’s been using her walkman and her faith in God to get her by, begins to crack and breaks into “Uncontrollable Laughter”.

Theatre Under the Stars in Houston produced the show in Junebut artistic director Bruce Lumpkin substantially rewrote the show, without permission, reassigning songs and lyrics, rearranging the order of the songs and therefore, the order of when contestants dropped out of the contestadding new incidental music, and cutting sections of songs entirely.

So they both root on Norma, who loses faith when her Walkman runs out of juice. Their company, one of the lead “Hardbody” producers, has had a hand in a number of Broadway shows, La Jolla-connected and otherwise. Based on a documentary, the show focuses on a group of Texans that are competing in a contest to win a truck.


Outer Critics Circle Award. Retrieved from ” https: Samuel French’s new digital perusal process grants easy, digital access to music perusals while protecting the intellectual property of our composers, plajhouse writers, and lyricists.

Hands on a Hardbody

The news crew covering the competition start interviewing the contestants and Janis Curtis and her husband Don catch their attention. Everyone’s unhappy with Chris’s cynical nature and foul language, none more so than Benny, whose son also served.

Then it is revealed that Heather, the common pretty girl in the competition, was chosen by Mike Ferris, one of the people running the competition to win, because she jollla look good in the advertisements and bring Floyd King Nissan more revenue.

Kelli begins essentially sleepwalking and walks right off the stage. Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical. Hands on a Hardbody: Tenor, Ab2-Ab4 Well-built playhiuse his hoodie, a pair of aviator glasses conceal his eyes. Now comes the potentially bigger challenge: Alone With Me Reprise.

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Benny and the older man in the competition, J. Granted, it’s still early, but the numbers for “Hardbody” – the documentary-based show that premiered in La Jolla last spring – have been looking pretty thin thus far. Jersey Boys Save on Tix! Among them were such questionably effective pitches as, “Why did Jodi Arias kill her boyfriend?

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Contact the La Jolla Playhouse at www. And producers so far are not raising playhouxe about the show’s prospects. Applause Theatre and Cinema Books. Greg is hesitant to follow her and give up the competition, but decides it’s more important that she doesn’t hurt herself and runs after her.


The song ends with him taking his hands off and giving up. This is a spectacular theatrical production and should be seen by everyone in town.

There’s no longer a need to waste time with music that may not be working for …. Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors. Contestants begin dropping like flies as Jesus, Kelli, and Greg all fall quickly. The La Jolla Playhouse-bred musical “Hands on a Hardbody” has now run the Broadway gauntlet of opening-night cats it premiered last Thursday and come through reasonably well, with mostly positive notices from The New York Ppayhouse, the Associated Press and others, plus a wide assortment of mixed reactions and a few flat-out pans.

Jllla a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they’ll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order hansd win it.

Hands on a Hardbody is a musical based on S. By the end he’s crying and runs offstage, the second to lose the contest. The rules of the contest are simple, keep one hand on the vehicle at all times and the last person standing wins the vehicle. Ronald and Chris come back to see how the competition is going, Ronald because he wants to support Norma and Chris because he wasn’t accepted jollx home by his son and wife. Webarchive template wayback links.

Note on Digital Perusal: Joy to the Lord Reprise. That show had a slow start on Broadway in the fall ofbut ticket sales gradually increased and really took off after “Memphis” won the Tony Award as best musical. Archived from iolla original on July 1, They begin driving her crazy and she confesses that she was set up to win the competition and forfeits “It’s a Fix Reprise “.