The Drunkard, A Musical Melodrama
General Event Information
The Glenridge Performing Arts Center (7333 Scotland
Way, Sarasota) is proud to present, The Drunkard, A Musical Melodrama, produced by GPAC –
February 22 & 23 and March 1 & 2 at 8:00 p.m. and February 24 & March 2 at 2:00 p.m.
Composer Barry Manilow takes us back to a simpler, infinitely less subtle day
in this deliciously fun and exaggerated musical about the good, the bad, and the
besotted. When Sweet Mary Wilson weds the virtuous Edward, the villainous
lawyer Cribbs, determined to foreclose on the quaint little cottage Mary shares
with her poor widowed mother, sees to it that the devil’s beverage, alcohol, is
Alas and alack! Edward is lured to the city and ensnared in a web of sin and drunkenness! He
becomes The Drunkard! Can Mary and her innocent young child save her inebriated husband
from the evils of the bottle? And what of the diabolical Cribbs? Come and boo, hiss and cheer
your favorite characters! Writer Bro Herrod and Manilow, the king of 1970s and 80s pop music,
wrote this hilarious version of the world-famous melodrama by W.H.S. Smith.
The Drunkard, A Musical Melodrama – at the Glenridge Performing Arts Center, 7333
Scotland Way, February 22 & 23 and March 1 & 2 at 8:00 p.m. and February 24 & March 2 at
2:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for just $22.50 at gpactix.com or by calling the GPAC box
office at 552-5325. Groups of 10 or more receive a reduced rate of $20.00. GPAC Family and
students get a discounted rate of $17.50.