The Full Monty - Musical Comedy

Posted at 1:29 PM, Apr 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-28 13:38:39-04

The hit musical comedy The Full Monty opens Friday April 29th at The Farmington Players Barn.  It's the heartwarming tale of underdogs who triumph over adversity by baring more than just their souls.  Tickets are available now at the box office (248) 553-2955 or online at Click the video player to see JoAnne Purtan's interview on 7 action news at noon.

Director Tim Timmer of Wayne says, ‘this gritty and edgy musical comedy is a fantastic and beautiful story that challenges the heart.” The Full Monty   opens Friday April 29th  and runs through May 21st at the Farmington Players Barn Theater in Farmington Hills.

“The Full Monty” is rated “R” for language and sexually suggestive content.

Desperate times call for desperate measures.  When six unemployed steel workers from Buffalo feel like they’ve been left on the scrap heap of life, they resort to some extraordinary measures to lift themselves up.  Astonished by women’s enthusiasm for touring Chippendale dancers, the underdogs decide to make money by showing the locals how “real men” do it: by going all the way with “The Full Monty.”

The musical is based on the hit 1997 British film of the same name, with music and lyrics by David Yazbeck and book by Terrence McNally. Timmer is passionate about the show he has seen ten times and acted in twice.  “When I tell people about this show, the immediate response is ‘Oh, you mean the show where the guys drop their pants to make some quick cash. Yea, I saw the movie,’” says Timmer.  “This show is more than that. It is a story about real people with real problems in real situations facing real issues. This show is about a group of men, out of work and down on their luck who strive to overcome their fear, their self-consciousness and their feelings of worthlessness to become the most unlikely group of exotic dancers there ever was.”

Jim Moll of Farmington Hills plays Harold Nichols, one of the six Ordinary Joes who perform as the “Hot Metal” dancers.  As Jim observes, “the themes of economic struggle faced both by the characters in the play and an entire city certainly ring true for us living in the greater Detroit area. What audiences will find, I think, is a combination of edginess in the language and topic with some very touching moments and songs.  The play is about relationships when you get beyond the surface – marriages, fatherhood, fulfilling responsibilities as a man – all of which rings true and are relatable.”


Every night is “Ladies Night” at The Barn, through the run of the show! Each woman who purchases a ticket to see “The Full Monty” will receive a raffle ticket making her eligible to win a door prize. The raffle will take place during intermission at each of the four Friday shows, April 29th, May 6th, May 13th, and May 20th. Prizes include jewelry, massage, scarves, gift baskets, gift certificates for spa services, travel and clothing, plus cosmetics and skin care products.


Friday, April                29      -8pm

Saturday, April           30      -8pm

Sunday, May               1        -2pm

Friday, May                  6        -8pm

Saturday, May            7        -8pm

Sunday, May               8        -2pm

Friday, May               13     -8pm

Saturday, May             14     -8pm

Sunday, May               15     -2pm

Thursday, May            19    -8pm  (Thrifty Thursday -$14 For Everyone)

Friday, May                20    -8pm

Saturday, May             21    -8pm


Reserved seats for The Full Monty, are available now at or by calling the box office at 248-553-2955. You can also send an email to

•   Adults: $20

•   Students: $18

•   New Senior Pricing: $18 -  ($2 off any performance and Seniors Must be 62+).

•   Group Discount: $ ($2 off adult price on any show with a group of ten or more people.)

    Thrifty Thursday May 19 - $18 For Everyone


The Farmington Players Barn is located at 32332 W. 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills Michigan 48334. It’s the big white barn on the north side of 12 mile between Orchard Lake and Farmington Rd.

Cast Members (Alphabetical)

Molly MacGregor - Brigid Blaschak (West Bloomfield)

Jerry Lukowski - Dan Clair (Canton)

Pam Lukowski - Anne Craft (Wayne)

Jeanette Burmeister - Becky Fisher (Birmingham)

Gary Bonasorte - Sa’ku Floyd (Farmington Hills)

Nathan Lukowski - Forrest Gabel (Walled Lake)

Charlie Jackson - Charlie Gass (Clawson)

Estelle Genovese - Amy Goeckel (Royal Oak)

Joanie Lish - Katie Gunning (South Lyon)

Buddy (Keno) Walsh - Jarrod Henderson (Farmington Hills)

Malcolm MacGregor - Eric Henrickson (Ferndale)

Marty Stillman - Jim Kelly (Farmington Hills)

Noah “Horse” T. Simmons - Walter Middlebrook  (Detroit)  

Harold Nichols - Jim Moll (Farmington Hills)

Dave Bukatinsky - Michael Rea (Livonia)

Reg Willoughby - David Reinke (Novi)

Georgie Bukatinsky - Elaine Riedel (White Lake)

Vicky Nichols - Pat Rodgers (Novi)

Dolores Dubrowski - Kristi Schwartz (Canton)

Teddy Slaughter - Tony Targan (West Bloomfield)

Susan Hershey - Renee Valant (Northville)

Ethan Girard - Patrick Wehner (Bloomfield Hills)

Tony Giordano - Gary Weinstein (Farmington Hills)


Director - Tim Timmer (Wayne)

Assistant Director - Terie Spencer (Commerce Twp)

Assistant Director - Keith Firstenberg (Livonia)

Music Director - Steven Woznicki (Royal Oak)

Choreographer - Mary Murphy (Plymouth)

Producer - Laurel Stroud (Redford)

Producer - Marilyn Zerlak (Farmington Hills)

Stage Manager - Jill Jones (Southfield)