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Nana gets naughty in new show at Blue Moon

staff report • Aug 24, 2011 at 4:44 AM

Johnson City’s Blue Moon Dinner Theatre is showing audiences that there’s way more to grandmas than just baking cookies. Performances of “Nana’s Naughty Knickers,” a Broadway-style comedy written by Katherine Di-Savino, will be held at the theater Friday and Saturday evenings through Sept. 24. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the performance at 7:30 p.m. The story revolves around Bridget, who is moving in with her favorite grandmother in New York City for the summer. Little does Bridget know that her precious Nana is running an illegal boutique out of her apartment, making and selling naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five boroughs. Can Bridget keep her precious Nana from being evicted — or worse, being thrown in jail? “I’m sure there won’t be a frown in the building while watching this show,” said Edward Breese, Blue Moon’s artistic director. “The situations the characters find themselves in are purely hysterical.” Director Larry Bunton collaborates with Stage Manager Kelsey Acosta, Assistant Stage Manager Jamie Hill and Set Designer Brandon Jones to bring the comedy to life. “The set is also a major part of the show,” said Jones, who has designed several sets at the Blue Moon. “It really is its own character.” The cast of “Nana’s Naughty Knickers” features some of the area’s top performers, including Linda Wakely, Colleen Dunn, Elaine Murray, James Allen Andes, Derek Smithpeters and Jill Bergeron. Dinner begins with an appetizer of NYPD humus served with homemade pita wedges. The main course is Nana’s Chicken Bake, a boneless chicken breast coated in French onions and baked to a golden brown, served with mashed potatoes and a vegetable medley. Dessert is a Bridget Blondie brownie topped with vanilla bean ice cream with a caramel drizzle. This sweet treat is accompanied by organic Bhali Blue Moon Cocoa and Hazelnut Coffee from official Blue Moon sponsor and downtown merchant Coffee and Tea Haven. Tickets are $39.99 plus tax. Dessert & Show tickets ($20 plus tax) and Show-Only Tickets ($15 plus tax ) are also available, as are discounts for groups of 10 or more. Because of adult situations and references, the production is rated PG-13. To reserve seats or for more information, call the theater at (423) 232-1350 or visit www.bluemoondin nertheatre.com .Courtesy of Blue Moon Dinner Theatre

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