WATCH | Devout fans of the '80s sitcom "The Golden Girls" can relive the magic in puppet form, thanks to the off-Broadway play "That Golden Girls Show!"
For a sneak peek, click here to see a scene in virtual-reality via Circa's VR 360 camera.
From left, the show's stars include Arlee Chadwick as Rose (originally played by Betty White), Emmanuelle Zeesman as Sophia (Estelle Getty), Michael LaMasa as Dorothy (Bea Arthur), and Cat Greenfield as Blanche (Rue McClanahan).
We're in a show?
When Circa asked the human actors this week what it was like to be a part of the show, they unanimously said they were thrilled to be a part of what's become a growing phenomenon. But one of the puppets reacted a bit differently.
Jonathan Rockefeller wrote the script, originally known as "Thank You for Being a Friend."
WATCH | If that working title sounds familiar, it's the theme song that not only plays at the start of the NBC sitcom that initially ran from 1985 to 1992, but also opens the theatrical production. That theme also yielded an opening-title remake that went viral. (Video courtesy of Shady Pines Entertainment.)
Joel Gennari's puppet upgrades and David Goldstein's spot-on Shady Pines Retirement Home set bolster the show's aesthetic. The finished product also yielded some fantastic gifs along the way. (Image courtesy of Shady Pines Entertainment.)
Dorothy's love-tap of Rose's nose got the gif treatment. (Image courtesy of Shady Pines Entertainment.)
Shady Pines isn't just a retirement home -- it's a way of life. (Image courtesy of Shady Pines Entertainment.)
Rose loves her teddy bear Mr. Longfellow! Or is that Fernando? (Image courtesy of Shady Pines Entertainment.)
"Get set for an evening of cheesecake, laughter, Jazzercise, shoulder pads, sex, and the elegant art of the quick-witted put down," reads a synopsis posted on the show's website. (Image courtesy of Shady Pines Entertainment.)
Sold-out performances helped extend the show's run at the DR2 Theatre through Dec. 31.
And Bea Arthur's son reportedly attended a performance last weekend with his kids.
Join us! Have fun. We want to have you here in 1985.
As Blanche, Greenfield extended the invitation to both "Golden Girls" diehards and casual fans alike.