FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 17, 2011
RESTAURANT MUSICAL COMEDY RETURN WITH NEW NAME
Attention restaurant workers…and customers! Beginning July 8, Waiting Around—the Restaurant
Musical (formerly titled The Black & White Blues”) will play at the Allways Lounge and Theatre,
Waiting Around is the musical comedy that celebrates the food business, all from the servers’ point
of view. The show had a three-year run at Le Chat Noir, followed by an off-Broadway production in
2006. After the NY run, it was decided that the title should be changed, for clarity.
Composer/Producer Harry Mayronne returns as Musical Director, along with original cast member
Chris Wecklein, who also co-produced the New York run with Mayronne. New cast members
include Tracy E. Collins, Jason Kirkpatrick, and Darcy Malone. In her debut as Director is Amanda
Zirkenbach, who also serves as choreographer. Cecile Casey Covert returns as costume
designer, along with lighting designer Su Gonczy. The book & lyrics are by Ricky Graham.
On opening night, July 8, and prior to their premiere, the cast has been invited by Barbara Motley
to perform at Le Chat Noir in what will be one of that establishment’s final shows.(Mayronne and
Wecklein were in one of Le Chat’s first three shows in 1999.) Meanwhile, the Pfister Sisters will
entertain at Allways until the cast arrives for their opening performance. Details at the show’s
website. Presented by Music Makers, LLC.
What: Waiting Around-the Restaurant Musical
When: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, & Mondays July 8-25
Tickets: $20 (Fri, Sat, Sun) and $15 (Mon) More info at show website
Time: 8:00 pm
Where: Allways Lounge 2240 St. Claude Ave. 504/218-5778
Show Website: www.WaitingAroundTheMusical.com