Men at work

The Broadway Comes to Reno series begins its new season with The Full Monty. The musical is based on the 1997 British film about a group of unemployed steelworkers looking to earn some money and help a friend in need. When a male strip show become a big hit in town, the men decide to start their own male revue and go “the full monty.” Tony Award-winning writer Terrence McNally adapted the Academy Award-nominated movie for the stage and changed the setting from Sheffield, England, to the blue collar neighborhoods of Buffalo, N.Y. The heart of the story, however, remains the same. “The show is about friendship, about being a parent,” McNally says. “It’s also about an image-obsessed society that says you have to look like Brad Pitt. This show says quite the opposite. It celebrates everybody for exactly who they are.” The musical opened on Broadway in 2000 to critical acclaim. The touring show was also a hit in many of the major cities it visited. Performances of The Full Monty are 8 p.m. Oct. 14-15, 7 p.m. Oct. 16 and 2 p.m. Oct. 16-17 at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St. Tickets are $35-$70. Call 686-6600.