Sunday, April 20, 2014

Boeing, Boeing

"Fiancees are much more pleasant than wives," according to Bernard who has a great bachelor life.
Yes, currently he has three fiancées but he doesn't plan to marry any of them.  His career is successful.  He has an elegant apartment in Paris complete with a maid.  
Dealing with three women who each belief that they are the only one in Bernard's life takes coordination, organization, and a maid who although she is frequently perturbed by the demands of her playboy employer, continues to meet the special preferences of each girl.
Fortunately for Bernard, all three work as airline stewardesses with a different airline, Bernard has it all worked out according to the schedule book listing the routes and overall schedules.  However change is happening with a new, faster Boeing jet.  What could be better now that each girl can spend more time with Bernard?
"Boeing, Boeing" is currently being performed at the Omaha Community Playhouse. Berthe portrayed by Mary Beth Adams is perfect in the role of the harried maid attempting to keep his employer's secrets/   Monty Eich  as the old friend of Bernard, admiring and envious of Bernard's life, but after observing his life for a short while found himself confused, awkward, and desperate to be in love excelled in this role.  As the smooth-talking Bernard, Anthony Clark-Kaczmarek.  The three stewardesses portrayed by Courtney Stein, Jennifer Gilg, and Teri Fender are flirtatious and devoted to their love, Bernard.
This is a stage production of the Jerry Lewis and Tony Curtis movie, "Boeing, Boeing," shown in 1965.   I really felt that Monty Eich was outstanding in the slapstick Jerry Lewis part who was chair challenged and masterful  handler of the stewardess' personal bags.
This is a humorous and fun adult farce turning a love triangle into a variety of geometric shapes. "Boeing, Boeing" is a top-notch production with perfect timing by the cast and a wonderful supporting crew.   The sound, lighting, costumes, hair, sets were all are well-matched and appropriate.   The pacing is excellent with the activity on stage always upbeat and busy completely engaging the audience. The first part runs 70 minutes with a 15 minute intermission and concluding in another 50 minutes.
"Boeing, Boeing" continues at the Omaha Community Playhouse located at 6915 Cass in Omaha with show times at 7:30 on Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays.  Tickets can be purchased at the Playhouse box office, by calling (402) 553-0800, online at, or at  The price of one adult ticket is $35 and $ 21 for students.   
"Boeing, Boeing" is a night of complete entertainment.

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