The Spitfire Grill

  • Music and Book by James Valcq
  • Lyrics and Book by Fred Alley
  • Based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff


“Soaring Melodies” - The Wall Street Journal
“Satisfaction Guaranteed!” –

Recently released from prison, feisty parolee Percy Talbott steps off the bus in Gilead, a location she selected because of a picture she found in an old travel book. Sheriff Joe Sutter takes Percy to the local restaurant, a run-down place, since it’s the only guest room in town and because he doesn’t know what else to do with her. Soon she finds herself working at Hannah's Spitfire Grill. It’s for sale, but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at The Spitfire Grill. A heartfelt musical about healing the wounds of the past and finding your chosen family. This beloved musical broke box office records and delighted audiences when it was first presented at Laguna Playhouse in 2002.

Please note: Performances January 26 - February 6 are designated as vaccinated only performances. All patrons in attendance for these performances must show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative PCR test within 72 hours of attendance in order to attend the performance.
Mask are also required for all performances.

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