Best Show I've Ever Seen
"I’ve been to the New Dinner Theatre in Kansas City, I’ve gone to Branson for years, I have seen shows all over the country, but this show (Fashionably Late) is the best show I’ve ever seen in my life!”
— Donald Lockaby, Pomona, KS (Chamber Players, Garnett, KS)
"Fashionably Late is a wonderful script … witty and fun and has great characters for students to work with. We really enjoyed the show and it was well-received by our audiences. I would recommend this show to high schools looking for something more current and relevant for the students.”
— Michael Hill, Director,
Nemaha Valley High School
Another Smash Hit ... Hilarious
"Fashionably Late is another smash hit for the Chamber Players as area theatre-goers were treated to another one of local playwright Gary Ray Stapp's comic productions presented to nine sold-out performances, which included an encore performance last Sunday evening. Stapp used his creative and imaginative talent, his trademark inevitable, unexpected surprise (or two), and a perfect cast to mold a most enjoyable and hilarious evening of entertainment."
— Nancy Horn, Garnett, KS, feature writer,The Advocate, March 14, 2008
Fashionably Late selected as the winner of Cheshire Comedy's FUNNIEST PLAY ON EARTH 2008
"One of the funniest shows ever in the 30 plus years of S.T.A.G.E. Inc.!" -- Zada Jahnsen, Corp. Mngr., Bulverde, TX
Fashionably Late (8-10W, 5M)
It’s a get-it-while-you-can attitude in the world of fashion and no one knows that better than the staff of New York City fashion designer, Wade Haywood. So what do Charmaine, Meredith, and Harry do when the boss fails to show up for work? Not what you think! There’s no time for loafing when opportunity is knocking at the agency door, especially when one stranger shows up with the disturbing announcement that she’s been hired as a replacement, followed by the appearance of another stranger with a big wallet and a penchant for over-sized models. Suddenly, what started out as an ordinary day, becomes an afternoon of high jinx as brains, beauty, and brawn mix it up in a cross-dressing masquerade designed to fool a fashion industry guru, an IRS agent, and a Texas oil millionaire. But, when the fooled wise-up to the foolish, good fortune quickly unravels at the seams, and catastrophe of hilarious proportion looms on the edge of the fashion runway. And when secrets collide with good intentions, everyone learns that being fashionably late is better than never being fashionable at all.
“It’s madcap fun from start to finish!”
Geri Albrecht, editor, Heuer Publishing