NAPLES — Bristol Valley Theater, the Finger Lakes' award-winning live professional theater, will close out its 2018 Summer Season with the hilarious comedy Fully Committed, starring BVT fan-favorite Tommy Labanaris.
Tommy Labanaris (previously seen at BVT in Les Miserables, Lend Me a Tenor, Cabaret, Evita, Sweeney Todd, and many more) returns to the BVT stage in a devastatingly funny one-man tour de force that follows a day in the life of an out-of-work actor who mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan’s number one restaurant. Coercion, threats, bribes – desperate callers will stop at nothing to land the right table, and Tommy plays over 30 characters!
Fully Committed is directed by another well-loved BVT artist, Chris Handley, who directed Spider's Web and starred in The Drowsy Chaperone earlier this season.
“It's such a joy to get to watch two comedic dynamos like Chris and Tommy working together on such a fantastic piece,” says director and BVT Executive Artistic Director Karin Bowersock. “We are beyond thrilled to welcome the unparalleled Tommy Labanaris back home to Bristol Valley and make up for lost time as he plays dozens of hilarious characters; and the combination of Tommy's skills with those of the incomparable Chris Handley simply can't be beat!”
Performances run from Aug. 23-Sept. 2 at the theater at 151 S. Main Street in Naples. Performance times are Aug. 23-25 at 8 p.m., Aug. 26 at 2 p.m., August 29-30 at 2 p.m., Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 2 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $34 for adults, $32 for seniors, and $26 for groups of 15 or more. For reservations and further information, call the box office at 585-374-6318 or visit www.bvtnaples.org
The creative team consists of director Chris Handley, scenic designers Christopher and Justin Swader, lighting designer Mary Ellen Stebbins, costume designer Emily Liberatore, and sound designer Brandon Reed.
Bristol Valley Theater will bring more live entertainment this fall with The Paulsen Baker Band on Oct. 12, The 2019 Season Announcement Party on Oct. 19, and Fiddlers of the Genesee on Oct. 21.
Fully Committed is sponsored by Mitchell-Joseph Insurance. The 2018 Season Sponsor is Constellation Brands with additional support from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.