Although Arizona Theatre Company’s production of “The Legend of George McBride” was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, a recorded show is being offered for a limited-time through April 15.
With support and collaboration from cast, crew and unions representing the artists involved, the show can be seen through the video-streaming company Vimeo and its on-demand function, according to a press release.
“This is truly an unprecedented joining together of Arizona Theatre Company stakeholders, artists and unions that represent them, production artisans and staff to make this wonderful show available to anyone,” said ATC Artistic Director Sean Daniels, in a prepared statement.
“We’re thrilled to be able to bring this recording to the public and hope it brings some joy until we are back, resilient and strong to launch our 2020/2021 season.”
A co-production with Milwaukee Repertory Theater, “The Legend of Georgia McBride” is described as a “big-hearted, fierce, music-filled comedy blending camp, country music, drag, domestic dilemmas and larger-than-life divas.”
The show follows Casey, an Elvis impersonator, who has everything going for him, including a flashy sequin jumpsuit, the release said.
However, he loses his gig when the owner of the run-down bar where he works hires a drag show to attract more customers, his rent is overdue and his wife announces a baby on the way.
But, “The King” transforms into a “queen” with the help of some new friends who become like a second family, the release detailed about the show filled with music, humor and sequins.
Dedicated to the memory of Brian Jerome Peterson, who was the sound designer for more than 90 ATC productions for more than 34 years, the 2019-2020 season was sponsored by I. Michael and Beth Kasser, the release added.
The cost to access the show is $25. Arrangements can be made for a 48-hour viewing period by visiting vimeo.com/ondemand/gmcb.
Single ticket and season-package holders who had tickets for the show and donated the cost of their purchased tickets to ATC have received a unique passcode with instructions to access the video.
For more information, go to arizonatheatre.org.
Call the box office in Tucson at 520-622-2823 or in Phoenix at 602-256-6995.