One Week Extension
The Spitfire Grill
James Valcq (Book and Music)
and Fred Alley (Book and Lyrics)
Based on the Film by Lee David Zlotoff
Must Close on March 3
Due to popular demand, James Valcq and Fred Alley’s The Spitfire Grill , based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff, has been extended by Palm Beach Dramaworks through March 3 at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. Originally scheduled to close on February 24, the play will receive three additional performances: Friday, March 1 at 8pm; Saturday, March 2 at 8pm; and Sunday, March 3 at 2pm. Performances through February 24 are either sold out or have limited availability. The show MUST close on March 3.

The first musical to be produced by PBD as part of its subscription season, The Spitfire Grill is a warm and uplifting show about starting over and second chances, forgiveness and redemption. It tells the story of Percy Talbott, a young parolee looking for a fresh start in Gilead, Wisconsin, a (fictional) town that one of its inhabitants calls “a place for leaving, not for coming to.” As Percy gradually adjusts to her new life, she and the town begin to awaken together.

Critics are raving. “One of the most heartfelt, moving evenings of musical theater in recent years,” wrote Bill Hirschman in Florida Theater On Stage . “A universal experience,” wrote Maritza Cosano in WPB Magazine . “Smart and emotional,” wrote Hap Erstein in the Palm Beach Arts Paper . “Delivered with soul searching intensity,” wrote Robert Hagelstein in Palms West Monthly .
The Spitfire Grill is directed by Bruce Linser, and features, in alphabetical order, Amy Miller Brennan (PBD debut), Elizabeth Dimon, Patti Gardner, Johnbarry Green (PBD debut), Dave Hyland, and Ashley Rose (PBD debut) as Percy. The musicians are Joshua Lubben, who doubles as music director, and Katie Lubben, Michael Lubben, and Tom Lubben. Scenic and lighting design are by Paul Black, costume design is by Brian O’Keefe, and sound design is by Brad Pawlak.
Palm Beach Dramaworks is a non-profit, professional theatre and is a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the South Florida Theatre League, Florida Professional Theatres Association, and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. 
In addition to the four added performances, the schedule through February 24 is as follows: evening performances are Wednesday, Thursday, and select Sundays at 7:30PM, and Friday and Saturday at 8PM. Matinee performances are Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2PM. Post-performance discussions follow Wednesday matinee and Sunday evening performances. Individual tickets are $75. Student tickets are available for $15, and Pay Your Age tickets are available for those 18-40. Tickets for educators are half price with proper ID (other restrictions apply). Group rates and discounted season subscriptions are also available.
The Don & Ann Brown Theatre is located in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach, at 201 Clematis Street. For ticket information contact the box office at (561) 514-4042, or visit