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Musical of Musicals

Witty! Refreshing! Juicily! Merciless!

Michael Feingold Village Voice


  • Full Length Musical
  • Comedy
  • 90 minutes

  • Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Adult, Appropriate for all audiences, Senior
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set, Opportunity for Spectacle
  • Cautions: Gun Shots, No Special Cautions
  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo

  • Performance Group:
  • Large Stage, Dinner Theatre, Community Theatre, High School/Secondary, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, College Theatre / Student

  • Accolades:
  • 5 categories, Nominee! 2005 Drama Desk Awards
The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is a musical about musicals! In this hilarious satire of musical theatre, one story becomes five delightful musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form, from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim.

The basic plot: June is an ingenue who can't pay the rent and is threatened by her evil landlord. Will the handsome leading man come to the rescue?

The variations are: a Rodgers & Hammerstein version, set in Kansas in August, complete with a dream ballet; a Sondheim version, featuring the landlord as a tortured artistic genius who slashes the throats of his tenants in revenge for not appreciating his work; a Jerry Herman version, as a splashy star vehicle; an Andrew Lloyd Webber version, a rock musical with themes borrowed from Puccini; and a Kander & Ebb version, set in a speakeasy in Chicago.

This comic valentine to musical theatre was the longest running show in the York Theatre Company's 35-year history before moving to Off-Broadway.


Funny, charming and refreshing! It hits its targets with sophisticated affection!

New York Magazine

Real Wit, Real Charm! Two Smart Writers and Four Winning Performers! You get the picture, it's GREAT FUN!

The New York Times

Witty! Refreshing! Juicily! Merciless!

Michael Feingold Village Voice

Hilarious! It'll keep you laughing from start to finish.

The Daily News

Premiere Production: Premiered at the The York Theatre Company in 2003. Moved to commercial Off-Broadway production at the Dodger Stages in 2005.
  • Casting: 2M, 2F
  • Casting Attributes: Flexible casting, Expandable casting, Color blind casting, Room for Extras
  • Casting Notes: Cast size is flexible; a chorus of enthusiastic singers and dancers is welcome!
  • Chorus Size: Small

  • JUNE - The Ingenue
    WILLY - The Hero
    JITTER - The Villain
    ABBY - The Matron
    CHORUS - Hundreds of other potential roles, including cats, roller-skaters, farm hands, and prisoners... all, of course, must sing and dance.
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    1 x Piano/Conductor's Score

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    4 x Piano/Conductor Scores

    $50.00 +$25.00/pm