Love Comics follows the travails of a couple of single girls, drive-in car hop Andrea (Amanda Marie Mai) and scientist Felice (Yvonne Freese). Andrea's goal is to marry a millionaire, while Felice makes herself dumb so as to better catch a man. But don't worry, this is all very tongue-in-cheek and makes fun of these old-fashioned romantic tropes. They both soon separately meet the millionaire doctor Troy (Zach Hays) and fall in love immediately. He meets Amanda first and they become engaged instantly, while Felice spends her time pining and looking for him. But Zach's mother (also Yvonne Freese) doesn't approve of this fortune huntress marrying her son, and hires private eye Kyle (Adam Rousar) to dig up some dirt on Amanda while sending her son on a trip around the world. This being a love comic, Kyle of course falls in love with Amanda. This contorted love quadrangle continues through death, amnesia, travels to NYC, and an eventual (sort of) happy ending.
|Amanda Marie Mai, Adam Rousar, Yvonne Freese, and
Zach Hays (photo courtesy of MMT)
I love to get to BLB when the theater opens at 6 (for 7 pm shows) and have dinner before the show; there's full food and drink service in the theater. And with the perfect 90-minute runtime (about as much as the concept can sustain), you're out by 8:30! Love Comics is a really fun, cute, entertaining show. Another example of MMT's "rare musicals well done." (Click here for info and to purchase $19 tickets.)