The Fabulous Lipitones At Patio Playhouse


Runs: February 19 through March 13, 2016
By Mark St. Germain & John Markus
Directed by Grant Gelvin
Musical Direction by Allan Webb

An uproarious comedy that puts a fusty American musical genre into today’s globalized, sensationalistic world.

What happens when a barbershop quartet loses a key member to a heart-stopping high B-flat? The three surviving members are scrambling to find a tenor before a national competition. When they hear golden tones being sung over the phone at an autobody shop, the three Lipitones left are sure they have their fourth…but when they meet him in person, he’s not quite what they expected.

The Fabulous Lipitones at Patio PlayhouseFeaturing a dynamic foursome in Scott M. Kolod, Andy Softley, Jordan Malbrough, and Bob Gordon as Wally, Howard, Phil, and Bob, this entertaining musical by Mark St. Germain & John Markus premiered in 2013 and was acclaimed for its fun and entertaining nature in addition to its handling of “the biggest social question of not just today, but our entire nation’s history.” (Provincetown Magazine), and the New York Times hailed it as what happens when: “Barbershop goes Bollywood, a song stuffed comedy.” Directed by Grant Gelvin with Musical Direction by Allan Webb & Royce Ferguson and played in the intimate Patio Playhouse theater, this show is sure to entertain!

Feb 19-Mar 13, 2016
Fri & Sat, 8:00pm; Sun 2:00pm
Venue: 116 S Kalmia Street, Escondido
(Between Vinz Wine Bar and Continental Deli)

For more info and tickets, call (760) 746-6669 or go to

About: Patio Playhouse
Patio Playhouse was incorporated in November of 1967 to establish a theatre group for theatrical arts education and presentation. For over four decades, we’ve been building a community of playgoers and participants by providing affordable, quality entertainment and opportunities for people to take part in the production of award-winning shows.

We provide a venue where people from school age to seniors can participate in live drama, learn new skills, and enrich the quality of life in the community. Our Youtheatre introduces live theatre to school children by providing school performances.