Empire Stage

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1140 North Flagler Drive
Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33304

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Mel Schwartz Sleeps with Mae West - Madcap Musical Comedy of Errors with Transgender Twist

Performing at Empire Stage (Jan 12 - Jan 22)

Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes


Comic Sheba Mason (Jackie Mason's daughter) stars as a transgender hooker in this story of love, lust, ex-wives, and mistaken identity, which collide in this rambunctious and hilarious musical-comedy boasting an original score of twelve melodic songs at Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale.  Mel Schwartz Sleeps With Mae West is the story of an over-libidinous middle-aged man living in Miami Beach in 1986 who is stunned to discover that his beautiful mistress of the past five years used to be a man!  If that wasn't enough, it turns out his transgender mistress is actually the long-lost child of his lifelong friend, Milty. When Milty finds out that his son is now a daughter and that Mel's been shtupping her, chaos ensues.


Peter Librach stars as Mel Schwartz in this fun new raunchy  show penned by Ginger Jean Reiter (The Jackie Mason Musical, Solomon’s 700 Wives the Musical), and features David R. Gordon as Milty, Canadian singing sensation Cherrill Rae as Ruthy, South Florida treasure Jerry Weinberg as Lester, and Ginger Reiter,  as Mae West.The musical’s original score,  written by Ginger Reiter, includes the raunchy  “Shtupping Your Daughter”, and “Boney-Assed Whore” as well as the poignant “Call It Love”.  AroundTown News calls it a "Belly-Laughing Blast". FREE BEER & WINE

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Empire Stage

Empire Stage is an eclectic BLackBox Theatre highlighting non-generic musicals and plays with a retro lobby, cozy couches, plenty of free parking. Walk through the door and you are transported into an age where theater is what theater is meant to be - up close and intimate.

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