“Intermission! The Musical!” At The 5th Avenue Theatre
February 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The 5th Avenue Theatre will launch into 2018 with its 19th world premiere: INTERMISSION! THE MUSICAL! (February 9 – March 4, 2018), a sensationally funny new musical from the master of wacky comedies including cinematic sensations Airplane! and The Naked Gun, Jerry Zucker. INTERMISSION! is the story of two dim-witted brothers who come to Potku-Potku (a tiny monarchy located… somewhere…) after receiving an email from someone they never heard of, claiming that money has been left to them by a relative they never knew they had. They each fall in love, get caught up in a military coup, join a band of revolutionaries and have to save the country—of course. The book is by Zucker, with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner—in residence at The 5th for the third time following Secondhand Lions and the pre-Broadway development of First Date. Zucker directs with choreography and staging by Anthony Van Laast. INTERMISSION! joins an exciting tradition of world premiere musicals developed at The 5th that includes Hairspray, Memphis, Disney’s Aladdin, Shrek, Catch Me if You Can and many more.