Book by Ben H. Winters and Erik Jackson
Music by Neil Sedaka
Lyrics by Howard Greenfield and Philip Cody
Directed by Sheryl Cleveland
Stars Theatre Restaurant
1931 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Show at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: Lunch at 1 p.m. Show at 2 p.m.
Dinner + Show, Adult: $65-70
Show Only, Adult: $40
Dinner + Show, 18 and under: $45
Show Only, 18 and under: $25
About the Show
Set at a Catskills resort in 1960, this is the sweetly comic story of Lois and Marge, two friends from Brooklyn in search of good times and romance over one wild Labor Day weekend. The score showcases 18 Neil Sedaka classics, including “Where the Boys Are”, “Sweet Sixteen”, “Calendar Girl”, “Love Will Keep Us Together”, and of course, the chart-topping title song.
Marge and her stagestruck best friend Lois arrive at “Esther’s Paradise Resort” in the Catskills on Labor Day Weekend in 1960, on a vacation that was intended to be Marge’s honeymoon — until the groom left her at the altar. Lois attempts to console Marge by setting her up with the resort’s handsome, self-obsessed singer Del Delmonaco. But her plans backfire when Del mistakenly assumes that Marge’s father can further his ambitions to become the next teen heartthrob on “American Bandstand.” Gazing forlornly at Marge from the wings is geekish cabana boy and aspiring songwriter Gabe. When he isn’t entertaining the guests with classic, but still comical Borscht Belt shtick, house comic Harvey secretly carries a torch for widowed resort owner Esther, who is more preoccupied trying to keep her resort open.