You read that right, the Golden Girls are coming to Toronto this Summer! Well, not the actual Golden Girls (we wish!) but their equally as hilarious puppet doubles. Vv Magazine’s Lisa Lagace gives us the inside scoop.
The 1980s one and only Golden Girls remains a staple television show imprinted into the minds of everyone who was around when it aired. And even if you were too young to catch this group of feisty ladies the first time around, you’ve no doubt witnessed the glorious, glorious reruns.
Since Betty White is still on fire at 94, and female friendships are becoming a vital part of the entertainment landscape again, it’s no surprise a smart group of people decided to create a tribute, in puppet form and stage it in Toronto.
Thank You For Being A Friend takes the stage at the Al Green Theatre on July 29th, for what is likely to be a sold out 2 month run. Get ready to see Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sophia again, with all the classic gags, dialogue and taboo-shattering wit you’ve come to expect from the girls.
If you’re seeking the truest Golden Girls experience, they’re offering up a VIP ticket package billed The Kitchen Table, which allows you and 3 of your favourite friends to sit in the front at your very own kitchen table, the way the girls so often do on the show – cheesecake slices and tablecloth included.
Few American sitcoms (especially in the 80s) took on age and gender in the powerful way that this one did, and I’m sure I’m not the only one eager to relive this hilarious, pioneering show in a totally new light. Let’s all hope to be as cool as they were when our golden years approach.
Nightly performances take place every Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30pm, and matinees are also available every Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 1:30pm.
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