The Early Bird Dinner Theatre announces the opening of its new play Over the River and Through the Woods by Joe DePietro. It opens January 9th and runs through February 28th. It is directed by Patrick Brafford and features Lexi Balestrieri, Mary Kay Cyrus, Kagey Good, Taylor X. Taylor, Dean Wick, and Ron Zietz. Dean Wick also designed and constructed the set. Gary Ammerman will stage manage. Elizabeth Bell, Paul Crane, Rebecca Hamburg and Michael Cote are understudies.
“Over the River and Through the Woods is a wonderful play….funny with a lot of heart which is exactly the kind of comedy that Early Bird audiences love,” says Susan Fletcher Linardos, producer. “Our main priority is keeping both patrons and staff safe. We will be doing temperature checks at the door and hand sanitizer is available. Masks are required while not dining. We have removed several tables to allow for social distancing. People are ready to have some fun and laugh and escape their daily lives for a few hours.” This is Patrick Brafford’s fifth time directing at Early Bird. “Over The River And Through The Woods is a beautifully written play by Joe DiPietro, says Brafford. “And in this very difficult time with Covid-19, it is a terrific choice for Early Bird Dinner Theatre’s audience. DiPietro has captured the essence of family life. His parents have moved to Florida, his sister to San Diego, Nick remains in New York City and like winning the lottery, both sets of grandparents live twenty minutes away and on the same block in Hoboken, New Jersey. Faith, family and food — Sunday dinner is a must. However, this tradition is about to be put to the test. With humor and poignancy, the play takes us through a grandson’s memories about his grandparents and the love they showered him with.” Coming March 6th “A Comedy of Tenors” directed by Rick Bronson. The price for buffet and show is $36 including tax. The entrees include carved Virginia ham, roast beef, chicken entree, salmon, meatballs or baked ziti, vegetables served by a member of our catering staff. Dinner also includes salad and choice of dessert, with a full bar available.
Catering onsite by Banquet Masters. Early Bird is located at 13355 49th
St N, Clearwater, FL 33762. Shows are 11am Thursdays and 4pm
Saturdays and Sundays. Please call (727) 446-5898 for reservations
and specific dates available and checkout our website at
www.earlybirddinnertheatre.com or email