Musical “They Call it Gravy; WE Call it SAUCE! Final run in NJ!
Friday, October 11, 2019 08:00 PM
Brook Arts Center
10 Hamilton St
Bound Brook, NJ 08805
The original musical about Sicilians, Neapolitans and Jewish Businessmen titled, “They Call it Gravy; WE Call it SAUCE!” has scheduled its final three performances in New Jersey on October 11-13 at the Brook Arts Center before it crosses the Hudson.
“They Call it Gravy; WE Call it SAUCE!” tells the story of Rosa, a second-generation Sicilian living in New York’s Little Italy with her parents. Her father is a proud Sicilian man who is firmly entrenched in the only “old world” customs he knows and when his unmarried daughter tells him that she’s expecting, he disowns and banishes her. Twenty-something years later, Rosa’s Jewish-raised daughter, Barbara, unaware of her Sicilian heritage, uncovers the family secret and digs-in to discover her roots.
New Jersey-born and raised native, Lenny Gatto, is the playwright, composer, executive producer and director of this Perry Award-nominee (Outstanding Original Musical), which has enjoyed sold-out performances at the Strand Center for the Arts in Lakewood, Middletown Arts Center, UCPAC’s Hamilton Stage and the Rosen Performing Arts Center in Wayne.
Raised in a New Jersey Sicilian-Neapolitan-Pugliese home, Gatto is the real deal. The musical features authentic Sicilian and Neapolitan words and phrases. It pokes fun at these differences and uses pronunciation as a test of true Italian-ness. The script is based on actual events and real people. Gatto notes “It’s our turn, it’s time for the world to see a non-violent, non-organized crime show about a simple Italian family.
“Gravy-Sauce” that will take place over the Columbus Day Weekend. Showtimes Friday and Saturday, October 11 & 12 at 8 pm and Sunday, October 13 at 2pm. Tickets are available at www.musicjar.booktix.com. Discounts available for Students, Seniors, Veterans, First Responders and Wounded Warriors.
The Brook Arts Center (Historic Brook Theater is located at 10 Hamilton Street, Bound Brook, NJ, 732-469-7700. For ticket and show information visit at www.brookarts.org
The Brook Theater, which was built as a vaudeville house in 1927, is a nonprofit charitable organization committed to cultivating the arts in Somerset County and throughout New Jersey. It is the only surviving vaudeville theater in Somerset County.