Top Gun! takes Manhattan
Top Gun! The Musical is taking off yet again. Denis McGrath and Scott White 's show, which began life at the 2002 Fringe before a successful Dora-nominated remount at the Factory Theatre, has been selected to be part of the inaugural New York Musical Theatre Festival , which runs September 13 to October 3. The show, a funny send-up of musicals based on bad films, is in good company. The festival also includes new musicals by Stephen (Godspell) Schwartz , Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez (creators of current hit Avenue Q) and John Kander and Fred Ebb , the guys behind Chicago and Cabaret.
Directed by Colin Viebrock , this production of TG!TM includes original cast members Dmitry Chepovetsky , David Collins , Steven Gallagher , Alison Lawrence and Racheal McCaig . They're joined this time by Sharon Heldt and Brett McCaig .
Liftoff for the show is September 27, with performances through October 3 at the 47th Street Theatre. Call 212-352-3101 or log on to www.nymf.org for tickets.
It's been a while since SCTV alum Dave Thomas (aka Doug Mackenzie, Bill Needle, Bob Hope) has stepped onto the stage of the Second City , but tonight (Thursday, September 2) he and a bunch of guests take part in a special version of the current Mainstage show, Invasion Free Since 1812 . The guest appearance is meant to plug the release of his film Intern Academy , a comedy set in a hospital overrun with underachieving med school grads. The film, which stars Dave Foley , Saul Rubinek and SC vets Dan Aykroyd , Peter Oldring and Pat Kelly , opens September 10.
Oldring, Kelly and others join Thomas in the improv set after the 8 pm show. 416-343-0011.
Submit to Buddies
Buddies in Bad Times is accepting submissions to its Ante Chamber Playwrights' Unit . Submit a resumé, proposal and script or script sample by September 3 at 5 pm. 416-975-9130 ext 40. You've got a few more weeks to apply for Buddies' Rhubarb! Festival . But submissions must be under 30 minutes in length. Deadline is September 24. 416-975-9130 ext 27.