Car Talk: The Musical!!! Extends at Central Square Theater; World Premiere Musical Comedy now plays through September 2, 2012

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Inspired by the legendary National Public Radio program, the World Premiere of Car Talk: The Musical!!! has broken all box office records at Central Square Theater and has been extended.

From the Left: Scott H. Severance, Maureen Keille, Diego Klock-Perez, and Leigh Barrett in a scene from CAR TALK: THE MUSICAL!!! Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography.

From the Left: Scott H. Severance, Maureen Keille, Diego Klock-Perez, and Leigh Barrett in a scene from CAR TALK: THE MUSICAL!!! Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography.

"After seeing CAR TALK: THE MUSICAL!!!, it occurred to us that it's quite an upgrade over our mediocre radio show. The corny puns made us feel proud, and the actors – unlike us – are really talented." - Ray Magliozzi

Due to overwhelming demand, Central Square Theater will extend the World Premiere of Car Talk: The Musical!!! three weeks through September 2. Since its opening, Car Talk: The Musical!!! has played to raucous laughter and standing ovations. In just three weeks the production, which is produced by Underground Railway Theater and Suffolk University, became the highest grossing production in the four-year history of Central Square Theater. A week later, it broke the record for total number of single tickets sold.

Ray Magliozzi who, along with his brother Tom, created the National Public Radio program CAR TALK (and whose voices are featured in Car Talk: The Musical!!!) attended a performance and commented:

"After seeing Car Talk: The Musical!!!, it occurred to us that it's quite an upgrade over our mediocre radio show. The corny puns made us feel proud, and the actors – unlike us – are really talented."

In addition to Mr. Magliozzi’s praise, Car Talk: The Musical!!! has earned acclaim from critics and audiences alike:

"Car Talk: The Musical!!! is running like a top. No tune-up necessary!" -Jeffrey Gantz, The Boston Globe

“I can’t stop myself from saying ‘Cah Tok’s a winnah.’” -Ed Siegel, WBUR

“A savvy response to summertime silliness that will have you laughing and crying with laughter at the stage/life truths and roadway frustrations on view… By the end, as you are wringing the tears of laughter from your handkerchief, the lessons of Car Talk, both the radio show and the musical, come through. The problems of both an automobile stuck on the road and a life that’s been stalled on the highway of circumstance can be solved with some straight thinking, a pinch of kindness and a little bit of luck.” -Iris Fanger, MetroWest Daily News

Single tickets for Car Talk: The Musical!!! start at $20. 2012 – 2013 Season Subscriptions are currently on sale. Subscribers save 38% off single tickets to Car Talk: The Musical!!!. Additional benefits include free parking at University Park at MIT Garage, no-fee add-on tickets to productions at Central Square Theater, free and easy exchanges, and access to the best seats before single tickets go on sale.

Central Square Theater's 2012 – 2013 Season includes the World Premiere of Car Talk: The Musical!! with book, lyrics, and direction by Wesley Savick and original music by Michael Wartofsky (Extended through September 2, 2012), presented by Underground Railway Theater and Suffolk University; The New England Premiere of THE HOW AND THE WHY by Sarah Treem, presented by The Nora Theatre Company (September 27 – October 21, 2012); ARABIAN NIGHTS, adapted by Dominic Cooke, co-produced by The Nora Theatre Company and Underground Railway Theater (November 23 – December 30, 2012); THE MOUNTAINTOP by Katori Hall, presented by Underground Railway Theater (January 10 - February 3, 2013); The World Premiere of OPERATION EPSILON by Alan Brody, presented by The Nora Theatre Company (March 7 – April 28, 2013); and DISTRACTED by Lisa Loomer, presented by Catalyst Collaborative@MIT, a science-theater collaboration between Underground Railway Theater and MIT (May 9 – June 2, 2013).

All productions are performed at Central Square Theater, 450 Massachusetts Avenue, Central Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Central Square Theater is accessible to persons with special needs and to those requiring wheelchair seating.

For further information please call 617.576.9278 x210 or visit CentralSquareTheater.org.

About Central Square Theater
Central Square Theater (CST) opened in 2008 through a groundbreaking partnership between The Nora Theatre Company (The Nora) and Underground Railway Theater (URT). This collaboration has been called a model for the arts community (The Boston Foundation, Culture is our Commonwealth, and The National Collaboration Prize), as it has paired two like-minded performing arts organizations in a strategic alliance with the City of Cambridge and MIT, resulting in the development of a state-of-the-art performing arts center in the heart of Central Square. CST has a mission to support its two theaters-in-residence while maintaining a shared vision of artists and audiences creating theater vital to their communities. The Nora and URT have a combined 52-year track record of producing award-winning theater. Located in Central Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and steeped in its multiracial, intergenerational, ethnically, and economically diverse neighborhoods, the CST theater experience exudes a democratic energy where classes, races, and age groups come together to be inspired, entertained, and energized.

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