“Boeing Boeing” Bringing Major Turbulence to Kelsey Theatre

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The cast of “Boeing Boeing”. Photo by John M. Maurer.

It’s the 1960s, and Bernard, a high-flying pilot, is also a swinging single who is juggling three gorgeous stewardesses. M&M Stage Productions presents the classic French farce “Boeing, Boeing” at The Kelsey Theatre.

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This production runs Fridays, Feb. 17 and 24 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Feb. 18 and 25 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Feb. 19 and 26 at 2 p.m.

Turbulence ahead! Front row, from left, are Kyla Mostello Donnelly as Gabriella, Ashley DiStefano DeAntonio as Gloria and Jennifer Nicholas as Gretchen. Back row are Elio Lleo, left, as Bernard and Andrew Timmes as Robert. Photo by John M. Maurer.

Bernard is living the good life romantically speaking. He has an apartment in Paris and is engaged to three gorgeous stewardesses, Gabriella, Gloria and Gretchen, who know nothing about each other. But this ladies’ man is headed for some turbulent times when a newer, speedier Boeing jet throws off his carefully planned schedule and his friend, Robert, comes to stay. Soon all three of his women are in town simultaneously and poor, timid Robert is caught in the middle, not sure who’s who and which lies to tell which lovely lady.

First performed in Paris in the 1960s, “Boeing, Boeing” was adapted for the British and Broadway stages shortly after.  A revival of the show came to London in 2007 and was performed on Broadway in 2008, winning the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.

The cast includes Elio Lleo of Ewing as Bernard; Ashley DiStefano DeAntonio of Hamilton as Gloria; Susan Galli of Hopewell as Berthe, the housekeeper; Andrew Timmes of Lawrenceville as Robert; Kyla Mostello Donnelly of Levittown, Pa., as Gabriella; and Jennifer Nicholas of New Brunswick as Gretchen.

Air France Jet airplanes interior view.
Four flight attendants, including Christopher and Haley Schmalbach, will be attending to the action prior to and after the show. Photo by John M. Maurer.

Flight attendants who will be “attending” to the action before and after the show are Nicholas Kianka of Hamilton, Madison Kotnarowski of Trenton, Christopher Schmalbach of Palmyra and Haley Schmalbach of Palmyra.

The show’s production team includes Producers Mike Almstedt and Mike DiIorio, Director Sheldon Bruce Zeff and Stage Manager Angela Fasanella. Costumes are by Louisa Murey and lighting is by M. Kitty Getlik.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, and $14 for students. (This show is not recommended for children.)  Tickets are available online or by calling the Kelsey Theatre Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking available next to the theater.

For a complete listing of adult and children’s events, visit the Kelsey website or call the box office for a brochure.

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