Posted ByGus Gordon on September 01, 2003 at 15:40:57:
Just thought I'd post a message about a new one-man show about Jack Benny that I'll be presenting in Springfield, Illinois early next month.
It's called, NOW CUT THAT OUT! - IMAGES OF JACK BENNY, and was written by (and stars) Jack Milo. Jack is am Equity stage and screen actor who has appeared in all of the classic comedies and musicals (name a comedy role in a musical, and he's played it!). He has also appeared in the Tom Hanks movie, THAT THING YOU DO as Mr. Villapiano, the owener of the restaurant the guys hang out in.
Jack premiered the show last year at The Little Theatre on the Square in Sullivan, Illinois (an Equity Summer Stock theatre that hosted all of the big stars back in the 50's, 60's and 70's.).
It's still a work in progress, but Jack is stopping by Springfield, Illinois and he's going to perform the show at a local high school auditorium.
Here's some more info:
Gordon Productions is pleased to present the original one-man show, NOW CUT THAT OUT - IMAGES OF JACK BENNY, starring stage and screen actor Jack Milo. Jack has appeared in the hit movie THAT THING YOU DO and in countless musicals and plays across the country. He is best known to central Illinois audiences for his performances at the Little Theatre on the Square over the past 22 years.
NOW CUT THAT OUT chronicles Jack Benny's life through childhood, vaudeville, film, radio, television and Vegas. This fond tribute is a nostalgic tour through the time when radio was king.
NOW CUT THAT OUT - IMAGES OF JACK BENNY will be presented at the auditorium at Sacred Heart-Griffin High School (Springfield, Illinois) on Friday, October 3 at 8:00pm; Saturday, October 4 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm; and Sunday, October 5 at 2:00pm. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. Click on our website for more information: