Assisted Living musical to open in S.F.

“Assisted Living: The Musical” is set to open June 18 for a scheduled six-week run at the Imperial Palace Chinese food restaurant in San Francisco.

Zoe Conner and Bob Greene

Directed by Bill Castellino and starring local actors Bob Greene and Zoe Conner, the musical comedy made its debut in Florida two years ago. The Naples Daily News called it “a laugh-out-loud look at growing old disgracefully.” It is billed as “an affectionate tribute to everyone who is growing older, or plans to do so someday.”

“Assisted Living: The Musical” takes on senior romance (with songs such as “Help, I’ve Fallen For You and I Can’t Get Up”), health issues and the Internet era. It also looks at life in a retirement home, of which one of the characters, Naomi Lipshitz-Yamamoto-Murphy, says: “It’s kind of like a cruise ship, except the final destination is not Catalina.”

The play runs Saturdays (12 p.m.) and Sundays (12 and 5 p.m.) through July 31 at Imperial Palace, 818 Washington St., S.F. The venue is the former home of “Tony ’n’ Tina’s Wedding.” Every ticket includes a pre-show dim sum meal. Tickets are $79 regular admission, $99 for VIP seating and a gift bag. For more information, call (888) 885-2844 or visit