One of the most buzzworthy shows to emerge from MusicalFare Theatre’s 24-hour musical competition last year in the 710 Main Theatre was a little number directed by Chris Kelly parodying the over-the-top film “Scarface.” Reviewer Ben Siegel called it “a home run of comedic chutzpah.”
At 8 p.m. Friday, a slightly retooled version of that quickly dashed-off send-up, filled with cocaine, money and murder, will open on the stage of MusicalFare’s newly opened Premier Center Cabaret (4380 Main St., Amherst). The show, called “Say Hello! A Musical Parody of Scarface,” stars Alan Trinca in the role of Tony Montana, the bloodthirsty Cuban drug lord made famous by Al Pacino, along with Maria Droz, Kerrykate Abel and Joe Donahue.
“Kelly’s direction of his group’s piece was beyond words,” Siegel wrote in his review of the original production. “Trinca, as cocaine king Tony Montana, exhibited the confidence and commitment of an actor three weeks into his character’s shoes. Maria Droz, Joe Demerly, Kerrykate Abel and Barry each gave outstanding comedic turns, spinning so far off the handles but landing so decisively back on their marks. Barry and Farugia’s tunes, and accompaniment, were as tight as their shirts, and references to ‘West Side Story’ brought this particular room to rabid applause.”
The show repeats at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15. Call 839-8540 or visit www.musicalfare.com.
– Colin Dabkowski