The Footlight Club’s latest production, Neil Simon’s “Promises, Promises,” which opens Friday, provides a campy look at the office culture of 1960s, a la “Mad Men.”
“Promises, Promises” provides a colorful, groovy look at 1968 while featuring music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David. The stage production is also a musical adaptation of 1960 movie “The Apartment,” starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley Maclaine.
The Footlight Club’s production features colorful vintage costumes by David Alger and Judy Maggs. Director Jamie Alley’s structured the musical similar to 1960s variety shows such as “The Dean Martin Show” and “Laugh-In.”
Jamaica Plain’s Adam Sell stars as Chuck Baxter, and Sarah Cowell stars as Fran Kubelik. Baxter is a young man trying to climb the ranks at his firm, and his studio apartment in Manhattan comes into play when the firm’s womanizing executives find out about his apartment. Baxter is promised promotions — as long as the executives can bring their ladies for secret trysts.
The show opens Friday, April 7, and runs every Friday and Saturday evening through April 22. There is one matinee Sunday, April 9, at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.footlight.org/store/.