Based on the 1960 Academy Award-winning movie The Apartment, PROMISES, PROMISES took us back to mid-Twentieth Century America and the world of the grey flannel suited men and the women they pursued. Chuck Baxter works as an accountant for a New York insurance company. He longs for romance and for a promotion. Since the girls seem to ignore him, he opts for the promotion using his only asset, his apartment, which he lends out to company executives for, shall we say, some afternoon delight. When his boss, Mr. Sheldrake, promotes Chuck with the agreement he gets exclusive use of the apartment for his affair, Chuck agrees…only to realize that Sheldrake’s mistress is Fran Kubelik, the girl of Chuck’s dreams. The original Broadway 1968 production of PROMISES, PROMISES was nominated for eight Tony Awards and won two. The 2010 Broadway revival was nominated for four Tonys and won one.
Two of Houston’s favorite musical actors heaedd the PROMISES, PROMISES cast. Dylan Godwin took on the role of Chuck and John Gremillion played Mr. Sheldrake. Katie Fridsma made her BCCM debut as Fran Kubelik.
BCCM Artistic Director Paul Hope directed BCCM’s production with co-director Mitchell Greco, musical director Michael Mertz, conductor Dr. Dominique Røyem, and choreographer Melissa Pritchett.
BCCM’s production of PROMISES, PROMISES was at the Heinen Theatre, 3517 Austin, for five performances: September 15 - September 18, 2016.
Proceeds from Bayou City Concert Musicals’ production of PROMISES, PROMISES benefited the Tim Harris Memorial Fund and The Actors’ Fund. Both organizations support performers who have suffered catastrophic illness or injury.