Spotlight Theatre stages ‘Promises, Promises’ celebrating the show’s 50th Anniversary

Chuck (Vince Vuono) and Fran (Christine Furey) in “Promises, Promises.”

Based on the 1960 film The Apartrment, the musical “Promises, Promises” lives up to its name with music by Burt Bacharach, lyrics by Hal David, and book by Neil Simon.  A junior executive hopes to advance his career by making his apartment available for his bosses’ trysts, while pursuing his own love interest.  The show features well-known pop hits like the title song, as well as “I Say a Little Prayer for You,” and “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again.”

Performances are Jan. 26, 27, Feb. 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 8 PM, and a matinee on Jan. 28 at 2 PM, at the Swarthmore United Methodist Church, 129 Park Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081.  Tickets are $20 general admission, and $15 for the matinee.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the website www.spotlighttheatrepa.org.

“Promises, Promises” first opened on Broadway in 1968, with the late Jerry Orbach in the lead, who won a Tony for his performance.  The cast album won the Grammy as well.

Director Joe Ward and Producer Dana Corvino are ably assisted by Music Director Robin Hazlett , Choreographers Rosaleen Gallagher  and Cynthia Nagle Walton  and Lighting Designer Andrew Montemayor.