“Assisted Living: The Musical” takes the stage March 23

Assisted Living: The Musical will be presented on Monday, March 23, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in the Madera Clubhouse Ballroom for $22 per person; a cash bar will open at 6:00 p.m.

Somewhere nestled in all of our futures is The Pelican Roost: An active retirement community. On this, our tour, we meet the resident Roosters and discover their eccentricities, their desires and what gets them to and through the night.

Help, I’ve Fallen (for you) and I Can’t Get Up, My Hide and The I-Love-My-Dentures-On-Steak-Night Blues, are gentle railings against the inevitable.

We meet Naomi, the unsinkable, oft-widowed resident (“Bedridden? I haven’t been bedridden since Mr. Lipschitz passed away.”) There’s an aging TV lawyer who offers to sue someone—anyone—including himself. In the Kumbaya Community Room, we hear from Ben Younger, a retired Catskills comedian who experiments with yoga. Down the hall we meet a sweet little old lady who’ll do anything for a room with a view.

On our tour you’ll meet 18 characters, all played by two cast members along with an accompany pianist. Baby Boomers and their parents think about growing older. We took these thoughts and set them to music. We make people laugh.

Assisted Living: The Musical is for anyone who is growing older or thinking of doing so someday.