Fans of the 1992 film "Honeymoon in Vegas" will want to check out the latest live theatrical rendition of the humorous tale.
"Honeymoon in Vegas" is currently lighting up the stage at Lincolnshire's Marriott Theatre. The musical runs through Oct. 15. Marriott Theatre is presenting the Regional Premiere of the show.
The musical relays the tale of characters Betsy Nolan and Jack Singer, who go to Vegas to get married. Once in Vegas, the shenanigans begin as they get swept up in the craziness surrounding the antics of gambler Tommy Korman, who's interested in spending time with Betsy because she looks like his late wife. Tommy gets Jack wrapped up in a shady poker game in which Jack borrows money he can't easily pay. Tommy comes up with a scheme to cancel the debt if he can woo Betsy. Trouble, mishaps and humorous situations immediately unfold after that.
Audience members are then taken on a comical adventure as Jack tries to "remedy" the situation.
Michael Mahler stars as Jack and Samantha Pauly is Betsy in the musical production. Mahler, who has appeared in many Chicagoland and Marriott productions as well as Munster's Theatre at the Center shows, is perfect in the role of the nervous/quirky Jack. Mahler and Pauly are an admirable team as their comic timing is spot on.
Among others also starring in the show is Sean Allan Krill as Korman; Cole Burden as "Buddy Rocky/Roy Bacon;" Marya Grandy as Bea Singer; and Steven Strafford as Johnny Sandwich.
"Honeymoon in Vegas," directed by Gary Griffin, features various twists and turns, creative staging and humorous scene after humorous scene. Set design is by Kevin Depinet with lighting design by Jesse Klug and sound design by Robert E. Gilmartin. Choreography is by Denis Jones.
Fans of The King will get a kick out of the Flying Elvises in the production.
Song highlights of "Honeymoon in Vegas" include "Never Get Married," "When You Say Vegas," "Do Something," "Hawaii/Waiting for You," and "Isn't That Enough."
FYI: "Honeymoon in Vegas" continues through Oct. 15 at The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, Illinois. Tickets range from $50 to $60. Call 847-634-0200 or visit MarriottTheatre.com or ticketmaster.com.