The musketeer archetypes are set in a cash-strapped theatre company where cast members are stretched to play multiple roles, and makeshift horses (Jesse Frawley, Nick Lemmer, Ben Guenther and Matt Evancho) are recruited from the audience to piggyback musketeers toward their deeds of derring-do. One musketeer is sacrificed early on true to budget cuts. The entire company jumps from character to character with tongue-in-cheek, slapstick timing and many funny modern references.
Heath Sartorius, cranky after his early death, transforms into the widest variety of characters with aplomb - and wigs. Michael Boxleitner is an adorable D’Artagnon throughout, bumbling and charming his way through heroics and battles and romances. Dustin Dikes, Boris Nicolovski, Connor Kelly, Patrick Foster, Sally Hecksel, Anna Szabo and Monica Tanner all add to the fun.
This is not a musical, per se — but there is a fun variety of recorded music and imaginative, funny choreography (Roberta Otten) and dramatic fight choreography (Gretchen Towers) all coordinated by director John Lennox.
The Two Musketeers continues in the Summer Stage behind Dart Auditorium (bring chairs, or blankets/cushions to sit on the terraced audience area. In case of rain, the show moves into nearby Dart Auditorium. It continues Friday/Saturday/Sunday at 7 pm. FREE, but they pass the donation box for LCC scholarships.