BRATTLEBORO -- "A Very Brady 70s Show" opens at New England Youth Theatre on Friday and runs through Oct. 20 at NEYT, 100 Flat St.
Jane Baker, who co-directs with Taylor Patno, calls it Throwback Theater. However you name it, "A Very Brady 70’s Show" recalls the television phenomenon that taught generations how to have a "Sunshine Day," that sometimes it’s "Time to Change" and that Davey Jones really wants you to "Look what you’ve done to him."
OK, children, this is how it was in the ‘70s. What we now call "content" was just on TV, and there were only three channels, no computers or mobile devices ... OMG! Forget binge watching -- if you missed an episode you either asked your friends to tell you what happened or you could pray for a rerun over the summer. During this magical age, the blended family cast of The Brady Bunch became like a second family for its many viewers. Although canceled in 1974, The Brady Bunch has never left the airwaves since its birth in 1968. Spawning movies, spin-off TV shows, specials and books, Bradymania could very well go on forever.
At each performance, NEYT will bring to life three different Brady originals on the stage. The episodes, true to the original scripts, will reveal the ultimate in parenting skills, along with model child behavior. Complete with a trivia contest that will result in only the grooviest prizes, this theater experience will make you remember what it is to "not play ball in the house."
Preview Trivia Question: What is the only television series ever to be shown in some form on all three major networks (ABC, NBC and CBS), as well as in theatrical and motion picture media? Easy one, yes?
Performances are on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7 p.m., with matinees on Saturday and Sunday, October 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $9 for students, $11 for seniors and $13 for adults
For tickets, visit www.neyt.org or call 802-246-6398.
Sponsor is Prentiss Smith & Co., Inc.