The Welk Resorts Theatre is about to go FULL MONTY! – presenting the Broadway Smash

July 23, 2010 (Escondido, CA) — The Welk Resorts Theatre is about to go FULL MONTY! – presenting the Broadway Smash. A cast of seasoned veterans led by Broadway and touring veteran Timothy Quinlan (Footloose and Jersey Boys) taking the role of Jerry, and Welk Show Veteran Cissy King (of Cissy and Bobby) appearing as Jeanette.

"Seeing how much their wives enjoy watching male strippers during their "Girls' Night Out," unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, New York come up with a bold way to make some quick cash. In the process they find renewed self-esteem, the importance of friendship and the ability to have fun. As the guys work through their fears, self-consciousness, feelings of worthlessness and anxieties (over everything from being overweight to child custody, bigotry to being gay), they come to discover that not only are they stronger as a group, but that the strength they find in each other gives them the individual courage to face their demons and overcome them.

There is great heart to THE FULL MONTY, and the ultimate themes expressed in the show, about taking charge of one's life and following one's dreams are great lessons for all of us. And truth be told, through creative directing and staging, the final impact of "The Full Monty" can be achieved without ever losing your jockey shorts!

The Welk Theatre rates this one a strong PG-13 even with the cleaned up language and does not recommend for kids under 17 years old.

Director Nick DeGruccio and Choreographer Ray Limon team up for the first time and it promises to be spectacular! The Welk hopes to attract a new audience with this musical, and wants not to offend those who are more traditional musical theatre fans.

Monty runs Sept 9 – October 17 with 1pm matinee performances on Wed/Thurs/Sat/Sun and evening shows Thurs/Sat. Call the box office at (888) 802-SHOW for tickets – ask about how you can receive a $500 Carnival Cruises Gift Card

For more info call Joshua Carr at (760) 749-3000 x22148 or jcarr@welkgroup.com