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Video game musical ‘Tall Green Plumber’ premieres at Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre Sept. 10-19

Video game musical ‘Tall Green Plumber’ premieres at Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre Sept. 10-19
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From a press release:

When the controller is passed and it’s your turn, will you continue on or press pause and quit?

Premiering this weekend at the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre, “Tall Green Plumber: A Video Game Musical” follows the ups and downs, the highs and lows, and the lefts and rights of the citizens of the Toadstool Kingdom.

It opens, as these stories usually do, with a birthday party for the kingdom’s favorite princess. However, when the unexpected return of a reptilian villain leads to the princess being taken and the longtime hero missing, the fate of the kingdom lands on the shoulders of four unlikely sidekicks. With little time to spare, they must find the courage and strength within themselves to save the day.

“Tall Green Plumber” was written by local playwrights Ian Owens and Michael Wawrzynek from an original concept by Owens. Additional book and lyrics were provided by Katie Lynch, and original graphics were done by Eyanna Gruver.

The cast of colorful characters that parody Nintendo’s popular “Super Mario Bros.” video games include the Super Alfredo Brothers, Alfredo (Kelly Krieger) and Linguini (Christian Lynch), as well as Lily (Alicia Alaimo), Frog (David Giordano), Broshi (Dave Baker), and the evil King Bruiser (TJ Major).

This will be the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre’s first main stage show since March 13, 2020, and the theater (537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre) is proud to be producing the world premiere as it opens on Friday, Sept. 10 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 19. Showtimes are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets, which are $20, can be purchased online via OvationTix or by calling the box office at 570-823-1875.

Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre is one of the oldest continually-running community theaters in the United States, dating back to 1922 with its original founding as the Drama League. Today, it is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 corporation housed at the 537 North Main Street Playhouse in Wilkes-Barre. LTWB’s mission is to provide professional quality, Broadway-style live theatre while ensuring a welcoming environment that enhances the cultural growth of the Greater Wyoming Valley.

Photos by Angel Berlane Mulcahy/On My Cue Photography