Thursday, August 30, 2012

Camino Real Playhouse goes retro with its production of BOEING BOEING


Posted by CotoBlogzz - Updated 8-31-2012 with updated dates and photos.

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – San Juan Capistrano’s  Camino Real Playhouse goes retro with its production of BOEING BOEING, a stylish 60s non-stop comedy directed by by -San Juan Capistrano‘s Robb Rigg described as “  …a side-splitting farcical comedy, which held the World Record for being the longest running comedy in London's West End, this sexy 'tongue-in-cheek', production, will be stylishly 60s retro and one of our most mischievously funny productions”

The cast of BOEING BOEING includes: Cheryl Pellerin-Anaheim, Alexandra Auckland-Ladera Ranch,
Nicol Maurer-Irvine, Gina Treasure-Lake Forest, Bob Doll-Aliso Viejo, Eric Bergstrom-San Juan Capistrano.  There is even a Gala Night planned, the  first Saturday which includes a buffet dinner, catered by SUNDRIED TOMATO prior to the performance

Rhonda Koening in a review of BOEING-BOEING published in the UK Independent in aJanuary 2007 writes:
“It may have been a Sixties success for Tony Curtis, but why on earth are some of our greatest classical actors appearing in a revival of 'Boeing Boeing'? And how is it that the sexist jokes remain, but the one about Islam has gone?

Gina Treasure as Bertha, Cheryl Pellerin as Judith

Eric Bergstrom as Bernard, Nicol Maurer as Janet, Bob Doll as Robert

Ms. Koening’s review provides the following backdrop: “When audiences flocked to Boeing Boeing, England was a different place. Censorship of the theatre was still in force, and offstage, too, the country had more in common with the financially and morally straitened Fifties than with a decade soon to be a synonym for sensual indulgence. When few people had set foot in an airplane, stewardesses were seen as glamorous and sophisticated - playgoers of 1962 no doubt agreed with Bernard that such girls were the crème de la crème because "apart from being beautiful, they have to be healthy, good at cooking, good at nursing, witty, wise and friendly,” and “..since the Sixties there have been broader social changes than those wrought by prosperity and sex. It is no longer possible for decent people to dismiss someone of a different race or gender as not quite real. Part of this is increased worldliness. Women are no longer assumed to be interested only in fashion and babies. “

If you think Ms. Koeing is spot on, attend a performance and let us know.  In fact, attend a performance and let us know – we may just publish your review!


 Bernard, a successful Parisian architect, juggles three flight attendant fiancées: an American woman (Janet), a French woman (Jaqueline) and a German woman (Judith). He tracks their airlines' timetables, and his long-suffering housekeeper, Bertha, reluctantly resets the menus and bedroom decor depending on the arrivals and departures. Bernard has been successful at convincing each woman that she is the only one. Bernard's old school friend Robert arrives unexpectedly, and Bernard proudly explains to his wide-eyed visitor how he makes his busy romantic schedule run smoothly. He also has a fallback plan for keeping his fiancées separate, involving his country house. Unfortunately for Bernard, a new, faster Boeing jet has been introduced, changing the timetable. Weather delays occur, and complications arise when the women's behavior does not match Bernard's careful planning.

Robert steps in to help Bernard by keeping one or more of the women busy as they arrive ahead of (or behind) schedule. It becomes more and more difficult for Bernard, Bertha and Robert to keep the women separate once they all arrive, and the lies told become more and more difficult to reconcile. Bertha is exhausted and threatens to quit. Eventually, the situation is combed out, with Robert becoming involved with the forceful Judith, Bernard keeping the feisty Jacqueline, and the independent Janet leaving to find a more pliable husband.

Gala Night (first Saturday) $34 each. Includes a buffet dinner (catered by SUNDRIED TOMATO) prior to the performance.  * Premium seating available for additional $10 per ticket.

Performance Dates
Friday 9/28/2012 8:00 PM - $18-$28 (Preview)     Saturday 9/29/2012 6:30 PM - $34-$44 (Gala)
Sunday 9/30/2012 2:00 PM - $24-$34

Friday 10/5/2012 8:00 PM - $24-$34    Saturday 10/6/2012 8:00 PM - $24-$34    Sunday 10/7/2012 2:00 PM - $24-$34
Thursday 10/11/2012 8:00 PM - $24-$34    Friday 10/12/2012  8:00 PM - $24-$34
Saturday 10/13/2012 8:00 PM - $24-$34    Sunday 10/14/2012  2:00 PM - $24-$34

Tickets available at or Box Office Voicemail: 949-489-8082

Tickets available at or Box Office Voicemail: 949-489-8082

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