GLEN ROCK, NJ - New Jersey native Sheba Mason, Jackie Mason's daughter, will perform in a play about her parents' life at Porchlight Studio in July.
Porchlight Studio, 555 South Broad Street, Glen Rock, will feature five productions of "The Jackie Mason Musical" in July.
Mason, an up and coming comedienne, lives a block away from her famous father, legendary comic Jackie Mason, in midtown Manhattan.
Sheba, 33, inherited her father's name and flair for comedy. But their relationship has been rocky.
Sheba tells the story of her parents' love affair in a light-hearted laughter-filled musical comedy called "Both Sides of a Famous Love Affair -- The Jackie Mason Musical."
The musical comedy was written by Sheba's mother, Ginger Reiter, a naive New Jersey girl who had the ten-year affair with Jackie Mason.
The story begins .... where else?
In a legendary Miami Beach deli, The Rascal House, back in 1977, where Ginger, a New Jersey transplant who'd just moved to Florida, met the Borscht Belt comic and fell head over heels for the comedian with his quick wit and come-on lines.
They had an ongoing relationship for 10 years until Ginger became pregnant....and then Mason proclaimed to the tabloids: "I never met this yenta!"
It was no joking matter, but Ginger has left her bitterness behind. Their story is a poignant tale of love, laughter, kosher delis, show biz, and discovering what is really important in life.
The play features a cast of six and an original score with songs like "Ode to the Early Bird Special", "The Ed Sullivan Ban" and "I Never Met This Yenta".
To purchase tickets, call (845) 598-2850.