Rough Night at the Remo Room

The Fertle family takes on a gangster’s paradise

If we’ve learned anything from more than two decades with the fictitious (though shockingly rednecky realistic) Singing Fertle Family of Dumpster, Texas, created by Radio City Music Theatre’s husband-and-wife team Steve and Vicki Farrell and cohort Rich Mills, it’s that they should never be trusted with anything remotely sophisticated. In Rough Night at the Remo Room, the Fertles have a shot at the big time when there’s an opening for a headliner in the nicest room at the nicest motel within 20 miles of the city. “Since every resident of the town can sing and play instruments, it gives the three of us a chance to portray many different styles of music…all of it funny, of course,” Steve Farrell says. And though the Remo Room is owned by “reputed gangster” Tony Mandini, let’s just say that he’ll probably have to settle for an act a little more cornpone than the Rat Pack.
Thursdays-Saturdays. Starts: Sept. 27. Continues through Nov. 17, 2007

 
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