SLCC’s Grand Theatre Presents “The Full Monty”

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Production at SLCC's South City Campus features professional actors doing award-winning musical.

Cast members of "The Full Monty" at the Grand Theatre on Salt Lake Community College's South City Campus. Photo by Steve Fidel

Cast members of "The Full Monty" at the Grand Theatre on Salt Lake Community College's South City Campus. Photo by Steve Fidel

Salt Lake Community College’s Grand Theatre will host a professional production of “The Full Monty” May 12-June 4. David Schmidt is directing this new production of an award-winning musical. Shows will run Thu-Sat at 7:30 p.m. each night and also on Saturdays at 2 p.m. The Grand is located at SLCC’s South City Campus, 1575 South State Street in Salt Lake City. Tickets are available through the theatre box office by calling 801-957-3322 or by visiting http://www.the-Grand.org.

Based on the 1997 film, the story takes place in Buffalo, New York and centers around six unemployed steel workers. Out of work and feeling emasculated and unappreciated by the women in their lives, the men come up with a bold way to make some quick cash by becoming exotic male dancers. As they conquer their self-consciousness, fears and prejudices, the men come to discover that there’s more to being a “MAN” than just having a job and a healthy libido. “The Full Monty” is a hilariously funny, yet sensitive story about marriage, love and friendship and features upbeat 90s pop-style music. This show is rated “MATURE” due to its adult language, adult content and brief nudity.

“The Full Monty” was nominated for several Tony Awards in 2001 (including Best Musical) and won the prestigious Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music. The show first premiered at The Old Globe theatre in San Diego in 2000 and ran for two years on Broadway with over 750 performances.

The Grand Theatre is a 1,100-seat venue located at Salt Lake Community College’s historic South City Campus, home of the innovative and state-of-the-industry Center for Arts and Media. The Grand dates back to the 1930s when it was part of South High School, which SLCC purchased in 1989, a year after the school closed. The Grand Theatre began offering productions in 1996 and has since with great care and expense retained its Depression-era charm and attraction while also incorporating the latest technology in lighting and sound. For the past two years it has been an official screening venue for the annual Sundance Film Festival. Every season the Grand is host to award-winning theatre and dance productions and concerts that attract arts enthusiasts from all along the Wasatch Front.

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