It’s all, you know, a terrifically big secret, and cast members are never supposed to spill the beans about the plot of, or the local celebrities in, the Pasadena Senior Center’s annual fund-raising Pasadena Follies parody musical extravaganza. But Ann Erdman can’t actually have us killed, can she? Powerful as she is in City Hall, we won’t get tossed into the base isolators during a quake — will we?
Well, you already know it’s called “Pasablanca.” Script is by Ann and Barry Gordon . Lyrics by Jerram “Ira Gershwin Ain’t Got Nothin’ on Me” Swartz, who returns to directing duties this year as well. Curtain goes up sometime after 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21. Tickets still widely available.
And you know the mayor’s in it, because the mayor’s always in it. Mmm — “Pasablanca.” Wonder what part the mayor might play?
But someone slipped me a draft script and I see here that a certain local newspaper editor, in an incredibly self-referential bit of schtick calling back to a skit last year, has the following line: “Oh, the bovinity!” And that a certain city-side reporter for a competing rag — OK, it’s Andre Coleman — replies, “Holy cow!”
Yes, it goes on like that, and yet you wouldn’t miss it.
Others in greasepaint? I don’t know, but I heard a rumor that there’s a once and future mayoral candidate who managed to poll 26 percent fewer votes than the last guy who became an also-ran …