From the “now we’ve heard everything” file.
Apparently there’s a Gilligan’s Island musical, and it’s being done by the Actors Theatre Center in Santa Clara (through Nov. 4).
The book is by series creators Sherwood and Lloyd Schwartz, and the score (which includes “The Ballad of Gilligan”) is by Sherwood’s daughter Hope Juper and her husband Laurence Juper.
The Jupers plan to come see the show Oct. 27 and to a talkback with the audience.
Says artistic director Jeff Hicks: ‘Hope and her husband, Laurence, wrote the music and lyrics for our show, so the fact that she wants to come see it — and has even offered to do a talkback with the audience and cast after the show — well, that’s just frosting on the cake.’
Gilligan’s Island: The Musical is at Mission City Center for the Performing Arts in Santa Clara. Find ticket information:here or call (408) 985-5500.