Hasty Pudding’s 169th Show in New York City 3/10 & 3/11
America’s oldest theater company that each year puts on a sold-out, 40-show production of student written, composed, and performed musical comedy burlesque.
The Hasty Pudding Theatricals is the third oldest theater organization in the world, preceded only by the Comédie-Française and the Oberammergau Passion Players. Born from the Hasty Pudding Club, the Hasty Pudding Theatricals performed its first musical, Bombastes Furioso, on the auspicious evening of Friday the 13th, December 1844. Since its humble beginnings in a Harvard dorm room, the Theatricals has grown into an original, student written and composed, full-scale pun-filled musical extravaganza, which culminates each year in an all-male kick line. Some of America’s most prominent luminaries were first made famous by wearing drag on the Pudding stage, such as William Randolph Hearst, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Jack Lemmon (training for his famous role in Some Like it Hot). While the Pudding remains all-male on stage, we have female members who have been working on every other facet of the show since the 1950's. Ultimately, 50 students work together in the cast, band, tech crew, and business staff to stage a 35-show run in Cambridge, with additional dates in New York City and Bermuda.
HPT 168: THAT 1770S SHOW
It’s 1775 and it’s no tea party in Boston! After spoiled little brat Anne Heritance demands that her pushover father Governor Bucky Hampalace raise taxes yet again, the colonists are yankee doodle done with British rule. With the help of the governor’s new gold-digging wife Mae Flower and hunky fur-trapper Seymour Beavers, the colonists plot to kidnap the little brat and send her back to England for a permanent tea-time-out. However, when the colonists run into delusional sailor Ahab Bitualliar, who has followed a mysterious giant fish intoBoston Hahbah, they discover they may have a bigger fish to fry. Will sea monster Codzilla exact revenge on the colonists for murdering his kin or will he become their catch of the day? Will fiery seamstress Betsy Gloss find a way to trim taxes down to size or will recovering alcoholic Benjamin Dranklin drown in booze and tears? Don’t tread on these colonists as they pursue life, liberty, and happiness in HPT 168: That 1770s Show!
This year’s writers are Daniel S. Milaschewski ’17, Jacob D. Rienstra ’17, and A.J. Unitas ’16.
The music is composed by Dylan MarcAurele ’16.
Take a look at the 2016 Highlights Video Real
When: March 10th, 2017 at 8PM and 11th at 3PM and 8PM
Where: The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, New York, New York