forbidden-broadwayGet ready to take a bite of the Big Apple right on Hilton Head Island, when the show that’s been called the #1 Musical in Time Magazine and The Associated Press’s Top 10 lists for 2012, Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking comes to the Arts Center.

The no-holds barred musical parody of Broadway takes a little stab at our favorite shows … but this show is so completely uproarious, that you’ll be too busy laughing to mind. This New York sensation comes to the Arts Center stage November 7-10 with an all-new fresh view of the highs and lows of recent Broadway productions, including Porgy and Bess, Anything Goes, Follies, Spiderman, Book of Mormon, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Once, and Death of a Salesman, as well offering send-ups of Catherine Zeta-Jones, Audra McDonald, Matthew Broderick, Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, among others.

Earlier this year, Forbidden Broadway celebrated its 30th year playing and parodying, joining the ranks of A Chorus Line and The Phantom of the Opera as one of the longest-running shows in New York.

Gerard Alessandrini, American playwright, parodist, actor and theatre director, is both the writer and director of all the editions of Forbidden Broadway and Forbidden Hollywood in New York, Los Angeles, London and around the world. Forbidden Broadway was created in 1982 when Alessandrini, a frustrated performer looking for a place to showcase himself and his friends, booked a weekend performance at Palsson’s, and the rest was magical mayhem. Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking is the latest in Gerard Alessandrini’s wacky and wild installments of stage spoofs.

Of his Alive and Kicking edition, Alessandrini said, “Over the past three years, I sat through show after show, with no outlet at all. Finally, I couldn’t take it anymore. Now I have three years’ worth of pent-up parodies, and am blessed with a season that has practically written itself.”

Featuring outrageous costumes, hilarious rewrites of songs you’ll know, and dead-on impressions by a stellar cast, Forbidden Broadway is your one-stop ticket to non-stop laughs. So mark your calendar for November 7 – 9 at 8pm and November 10 at 2pm. Tickets are $50/person and may and may be purchased by calling the box office at (843) 842-ARTS (2787) or by going online to