The Cocoanuts: Preview

After two months of rehearsals, the cast of The Cocoanuts is ready to share this Marx Brothers' comedy with an audience.  The past two months have been filled with laughter and generosity in the rehearsal room.  We are ready to now share it with a packed house.   In this production, I play Robert Jamison, a wannabe architect who is the only employee of Mr. Hammer (the Groucho Marx character played brilliantly by Mark Bedard), at the Cocoanuts Hotel.   What differentiates this production from other Marx Brothers' musicals is not only a gorgeous Irving Berlin score arranged by musical director Gregg Coffin, but a storyline that has the Marx Brothers wreaking havoc, while trying to bring two young lovers together.  It is a show with tons of laughs and oodles of heart.  I am blessed to be in this production and am excited I get to do it over 120 times.

 The Marx Brothers: Robert Jamison/Zeppo (Eduardo Placer), Mr. Hammer/Groucho (Mark Bedard), Chico (John Tufts), Harpo (Brent Hinkley).  Photo by Jenny Graham.

The Marx Brothers: Robert Jamison/Zeppo (Eduardo Placer), Mr. Hammer/Groucho (Mark Bedard), Chico (John Tufts), Harpo (Brent Hinkley).  Photo by Jenny Graham.