Even after from and going off into the world, the ’s founders and * have made time to put their group’s annual show together once again. But time, the say, is of the essence.
The Lemonade Gang will put on this Sunday at the (7:30 p.m.), featuring songs from Book of Mormon, Smash, Aida, Jersey Boys, Pricilla Queen of the Desert, Evita, and Rent in just 12 hours. Normally, Nobile details, the duo takes months to plan their event.
Raising money for , a foundation focused on finding a cure for Adrenoleukodystrophy and other diseases of the nervous system, The Lemonade Gang has been performing their summer show at the Owenego for six years; this year, however, will be the first time the group tries to pull off their Broadway score in one day.
“Our cast, band, and crew will arrive as the sun rises Sunday morning to transform the Owenego into a theater and create a show chock-full of crowd-pleasing show tunes for the whole family,” Nobile detailed in a release.
The singers will include many of the original members, said Nobile, as well as new faces from New York University where Bloomquist is attending college.
“We’re really thrilled to be presenting this. It’s like the Olympics of theater and talent. Everybody’s bringing their game and we’re really excited to bring this to Branford once again but in a totally re-imagined way,” said Nobile.
The Lemonade Gang has been together for 14 years and has grown over time. From kids selling Lemonade to an organization that raised thousands of dollars, Nobile said he and Bloomquist are proud of their efforts. The first show was held at Nobile’s home where a Murphy bed served as the “hot box” from Guys and Dolls and a play yard boat was the cruise ship from Anything Goes. Nobile adds that he and his co-stars used thumbtacks to turn their shoes into tap.
Of the upcoming show, Nobile said: “It has a special place in both our hearts and the community's.”
*Editor's Note: Greg Nobile is a contributor to Patch