created by Roger Bean
Performed July 10-12, 2008 | The Barn Theatre @ Winthrop
Four girlfriends gather to celebrate the upcoming wedding of one of their own. As the bachelorette party picks up steam and the drinks flow, the girls discover more about each other’s love lives than they had ever imagined.
WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE? takes place in 1966. Millie is getting married in a couple of days, and is just recovering from her mother’s bridal shower when she is surprised by two of her girlfriends, Sally and Florence, with food, booze, and Flo’s cousin Dee Dee (“from out of town”) in tow. As the drinking gets underway, loose lips begin sharing about each of their respective love lives, as well as Millie’s upcoming nuptials. Sally brings out a Magic Eight Ball to liven up the party, but it leads to the revealing of well-kept secrets, and the fact that Millie’s dreamy fiancee is nowhere to be found. Through a collection of songs made famous throughout the 1960’s, WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE? reaffirms that, during real-life struggles, friendship will unveil its everlasting strength. And it does it with a real rockin’ beat!
STAGE DIRECTION | Michael M. Mercer
MUSICAL DIRECTION | Michael M. Mercer
CHOREOGRAPHY | Michael M. Mercer, Cast
STAGE MANAGEMENT | Alysia Cruz
HOUSE MANAGEMENT | Beverly Mercer
LIGHTING DESIGN | Stephen Cosgrove
SPOTLIGHT OPERATION | Tammy Modica
SOUND DESIGN | Pedro Amaral
SET DESIGN | Michael M. Mercer
COSTUME DESIGN | Beverly Mercer
BOX OFFICE | Doni Holmes
SALES & MARKETING | Beverly Mercer
PHOTOGRAPHY | Richard Squires
PUBLICITY DESIGN | Pedro Amaral
PROGRAM DESIGN | Beverly Mercer
WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE?
MY BOY LOLLIPOP
IT HURTS TO BE IN LOVE
HE’S A REBEL
WATCH OUT SALLY
BABY, I’M YOURS
I WILL FOLLOW HIM
I STAND ACCUSED (OF LOVING YOU)
UNTRUE, UNFAITHFUL (THAT WAS YOU)
YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME
WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE? (REPRISE)
WHERE DID I GO WRONG?
FLO’S LONELY MEDLEY
HURT SO BAD
A FOOL IN LOVE
GOD GIVE ME STRENGTH
FOOLS FINALE: A LITTLE BIT OF SOAP/WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE?