High hair, hijinks and musical theater come together in ‘Lather, Rinse, Repeat’ at OutCast

Posted in Member News, Theater and Dance

Oct. 29, 2014

OutCast Productions is excited to offer a post-season treat with its first ever New Works Project—a five-performance staged reading of local playwright Dana Linn’s new musical  Lather, Rinse, Repeat.

Lather, Rinse, Repeat is a hair-raising adventure revolving around a parody of a gal from the south who owns her own Beauty Salon and is stuck-stuck-stuck in the past. The bewigged cast of characters in this little soap opera include a manicurist, who is more cartoon than 3-D and a self-professed “Eco-Stylist” who hails from an island in the Pacific Northwest and is all organic and flowy and crunchy granola. Of course the salon has the usual hodge-podge of customers and the hottest group of backup singers you’ve seen and heard in a good, long while. So, come on in; pop a squat (that means “sit down” in your language), and prepare to laugh all night.

Nancy Nolan, Melinda Mack and Bristol Branson work up a lather in a promo for "Lather, Rinse, Repeat" the new musical by Dana Linn.

Nancy Nolan, Melinda Mack and Anastasia Brencick work up a lather in a promo for “Lather, Rinse, Repeat,” the new musical by Dana Linn.

Lather, Rinse, Repeat will play at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, Saturday, Nov. 15, and Friday, Nov. 21 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16. A special “donor’s night” performance will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20 for those who gave $100 or more to the Kickstarter campaign (Thanks to all of you!)  A limited number of general tickets will be available starting the week before this special performance.

Tickets are $12 and are available by credit card through Brown Paper Tickets  or can be reserved and paid for at the door by cash or check with an email to: ocp@whidbey.com.

OutCast performs all of its shows at the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds’ Black Box Theater, 819 Camano Ave. in Langley.

As always, we at OutCast thank you for your continued support as we move into our 2015 season which opens March 6 with “Nickel and Dimed” by Joan Holden, directed by K. Sandy O’Brien and based on Barbara Ehrenreich’s seminal book “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America.”

Visit OutCast’s website for more.

Pictured at top, playwright Dana Linn in all her high-hair glory. Photos courtesy of Dana Linn.

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