Inspired by a real-life Jazz class taught by a professional ex-Broadway dancer at a local YMCA, MEET ME AT THE BARRE tells the story of the coordinated and not so coordinated who come together to work out life’s travails at the barre and at the local bar.
The story revolves around the lives of Cici, (CYNTHIA GRAVINESE) a recently divorced woman who is hanging on for dear life after being dumped by her high school sweetheart. Her fearless best friend, dance teacher, Mel (MALINDA FARRINGTON) invites her into a class of mis-fits and wanna-be's. Mel is excellent at keeping time and keeping everyone together! The ladies find their strength and humor with their new side kick Shirley (CHERYL FRANCIS HARRINGTON) a tough as nails, but mushy in the center stand up comic. Shirley’s a good time girl with a hearty laugh who can turn on a dime and throw a nasty death stare. TOGETHER THEY WILL SEE YOU AT THE BARRE!
CICI - thrives on routine but is dealt a hard blow when her college sweetheart leaves her for a younger, prettier version of herself. Cici is hanging onto sanity by a thread while finding her way in the newly appointed role of divorced mom. Taking risks she would have never taken.
Mel - a super human sprite of a woman with the metabolism of a humming bird, she is a former Broadway dancer who keeps the locals in shape and happy. Physically superior but technologically challenged, Mel would be dangerous if she knew the nuclear codes.
Shirley - tough as nails, but mushy in the center stand up comic. Shirley’s a good time girl with a hearty laugh who can turn on a dime and throw a nasty death stare.
Pete - experiencing a serious mid-life crisis breaks up his happy home to find newfound freedom. Pete doesn’t wander too far renting a house right next door. He’s a beloved realtor but feels the stares and discomfort of many in the local community.
Sheriff Joe Rizzolo - A rough around the edges middle aged neighborhood Sheriff, Joe is the salt of the earth and looks out for his ex-wife's friends with a hawk eye.
Long and Lean - A dangerous diva with a body that doesn't quit.
Lulu - A buxom former pageant queen, Lulu is always slightly intoxicated and always the life of the party. Married multiple times her husbands tend to die in mysterious accidents.
Dinah - Smart, sexy bad ass, Dinah enjoys hook ups and being single.
Joon - former cruise ship dancer turned kick boxer, Joon is sweet as pie but has a hint of the devil inside.
Danny - Jack of all Trades married Mel, his best friend. He always has an angle, rarely succeeds.
Mr. Right? - A lonely widowed man attempts to make a go of a blind date with Cici. The evening takes a strange turn.
Stern Lady With Clipboard - she enjoys the behind the scenes antics of every local theatre in town.
Chatty Kathy - the local town gossip. Considers herself the local town sleuth. She has a couple of Pomeranians, Sherlock and Dr. Watson.