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The Bikinis

The Hippodrome Theatre proudly presents

The Bikinis

Created by Ray Roderick & James Hindman
directed by Lauren Warhol Caldwell

Opens June 1, with previews May 30 and 31

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The Hippodrome Theatre, celebrating 45 years as North Central Florida’s only professional theatre, presents the hit musical “THE BIKINIS” opening Friday, June 1 with 7 shows a week.

“THE BIKINIS” brings you back to the songs of the 60’s and 70’s, with an incredible array of the most familiar and beloved music of a generation. These original “Jersey Girls” bring their sass, charm and talent to save the homes they grew up in from condo tycoons looking to make a profit. Based on a true story, “The Bikinis” is the ultimate tale of the underdog, with a bouncing beat to back ’em!

THE BIKINIS features Jersey Girls Jodi, Annie, Karla and Barbara – they’ve got big hearts, big hair, and even bigger voices as they bring the sun, fun and all the great songs they sang down on the boardwalk of the Jersey Shore to raise money for the good folks at Sandy Shores Mobile Home Beach Resort.

The Hipp is known for it’s incredibly entertaining summer musicals, with past hits like “Avenue Q,” “The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” and “The Marvelous Wonderettes” captivating thousands of audience members each and every summer. “The Bikinis” promises to be the “must-see” event of the summer with the hottest tickets and the coldest drinks.

It’s a nonstop celebration of song and dance with unforgettable tunes like IT’S IN HIS KISS, YELLOW POLKA DOT BIKINI, HEAT WAVE, UNDER THE BOARDWALK, THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN’, I’M EVERY WOMAN, I WILL SURVIVE, IT’S RAINING MEN and many more!
 

Don’t miss Gainesville favorites Kelly Atkins and Catherine Fries Vaughn (reunited after their sold-out, smash-hit run in “THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL”) and new to the Hipp stage welcome Wydetta Carter and Melanie Souza!

THE BIKINIS is on stage with 7 shows a week June 1-June 24, 2018

Tuesdays at 7 p.m. | Wednesdays at 7 p.m. | Thursdays at 7 p.m. | Fridays at 8 p.m. | Saturdays at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. | Sundays at 2 p.m.

In addition to the regular performance schedule, we also have the following special performances:
  • Wednesday, May 30 and Thursday, May 31: Discount Previews at 7pm
  • Friday, June 1: Opening Night
  • Tuesday, June 5: $10 Tuesday (all tickets just $10)
  • Sunday, June 10: Talk Back with the director and cast following the 2pm show
  • Friday, June 15: PRIDE NIGHT! 
“The Bikinis” is Written by Ray Roderick & James Hindman,  Musical Arrangements by Joseph Baker, Additional Music & Lyrics by Joseph Baker & Ray Roderick.
Starring: Kelly Atkins*, Catherine Fries Vaughn*, Melanie Souza*, and Wydetta Carter*.

Directed by Lauren Warhol Caldwell. Musical Director Bryan Mercer. Choreographed by Stephanie Lynge, Scenic and Properties Design by Timothy J. Dygert, Lighting Design by Robert P. Robins, Costume Design by Lori Gann-Smith, Sound Mixing by Amanda Yanes, Technical Director Michael A. Eaddy, Stage Managed by Amber Wilkerson*.

Tickets on sale now at the Hippodrome Box Office open Tuesday-Sunday from 12pm-8pm 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville, 352.375.4477 and thehipp.org.

Denotes member of the Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

The Bikinis features over 30 Favorite Songs of the 60’s and 70’s!
It’s in His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song)
Itsy Bitsy … Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
Heat Wave
Be My Baby
Under the Boardwalk
Where the Boys Are
Chapel of Love
Hava Nagilia (surfer version)
Remember (Walking in the Sand)
The Twist
60’s Dance Crazy Medley
Beach Blankets (Boards and Balls)
You Love Me
Secret Agent Man
These Boots are Made for Walkin’
Shakin’ in the Sand
In My Bikini
Time of the Season
Incense and Peppermints
Dedicated to the One I Love
Look What You’ve Done to My Song, Ma
Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)
Simple Song of Freedom
Midnight Blue
When Will I be Loved?
I’m Every Woman
I Will Survive
Last Dance
It’s Raining Men
Sandy Shores

Tickets and flex passes on sale now! Call the Box Office at 375.352.4477.
Critics and audiences agree! “The Bikinis” is a must-see musical sensation!

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Tickets at the Hippodrome Box Office: (352) 375-4477 or click here. On stage June 1 – June 24, with 7 performances a week Tuesdays at 7 p.m. | Wednesdays at 7 p.m. |Thursdays at 7 p.m. | Fridays at 8 p.m. | Saturdays at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. | Sundays at 2 p.m.


REVIEWS

“A show with fire, style and nostalgia!”
– The New Jersey Star Ledger
“You’ve heard of The Jersey Boys, well come meet The Jersey Girls. …the evening is entertaining and just what is billed – a frolic and an exercise in ‘remember when. …gather your friends who have survived the decades – and divorce – and downsizing – and empty-nesting – and both male and female menopause – and go out to dinner – have a couple glasses of wine – and then go see The Bikinis, and let the memories flow.”
– Connecticut Critics Circle, Long Wharf Production
“The Bikinis is…a smash hit on every level.”
– Critics on the Aisle, Goodspeed Production
“The Bikinis is about first love, endless summer days, & amazing music.”
– Out in New Jersey

CAST

THE BIKINIS stars (l-r)
Hipp Company Members Kelly Atkins and Catherine Fries Vaughn
and introducing Melanie Souza and Wydetta Carter.
 

 

 

 


This activity has been funded in part by a Tourist Development Tax Grant from the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners in conjunction with
the Alachua County Tourist Development Council. For additional information or clarification contact Visit Gainesville/Alachua County at