From early retirement right up to the pulling of the plug, 21st century seniors are partying like it’s 1969! Imagine: no work, no pregnancy, and a full array of Medicare-subsidized pharmaceuticals. They are partying at Pelican Roost, the full-service retirement community that is home to the 18 different characters played by the show’s two actors in this 75-minute, hilarious, vaudeville-esque musical revue. Each of the colorful characters is living his or her life in the moment and to the max.
Created by Rick Compton and Betsy Bennett—who also star in the production—Assisted Living: The Musical® begins as the show’s host couple enters heaven, suspecting their son pulled the plug to get his hands on Dad’s vintage Corvette. They don’t seem to mind. Instead, the couple fondly remembers Pelican Roost, where the various characters sing and dance, revel and kvetch, celebrate and bloviate their way through later life.
*Important disclaimer: This performance contains adult content.