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Monky Business

The fun-loving monks of Saint Bernard's monastery are in a jam.

  • Full Length Musical
  • Comedy
  • 120 minutes

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Adult, Appropriate for all audiences, Senior
  • Set Requirements: Interior Set

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, College Theatre / Student, Senior Theatre
The fun-loving monks of Saint Bernard's monastery are in a jam. Abbot Costello and his four beleaguered brethren have just learned that a real-estate developer is about to turn their monastery into a gambling hall called Bernie's Casino Royale. Unless the merry Men in Brown can raise $250,000 dollars by midnight, they are done for.

Luckily, the Brothers have a divine plan. They've rented religious radio station WGOD for the night and are hosting a radiothon fundraiser with plenty of singing, dancing and vaudeville routines. Abbot Costello, Brother Lee Love, Brother Brooks, Brother Clarence and Brother Forte all take turns strutting their stuff, and the pledged donations from the listeners start streaming in. But, unbeknownst to the other four, one of the monks is really a devil in disguise and is out to sabotage their plan.

Good and evil race to beat a midnight deadline in this hilarious hit musical. 

An optional accompaniment CD is available for use with this show. 


"A poisoned venison-and-whipped-cream pie, a radio mystery, a zany ventriloquist act, a witty Abbot-and-Costello-inspired routine about faith, a minor miracle and plenty of great, hummable songs all combine in a crazy quilt of monks, mayhem and merriment. Loaded with hilarious references to pop culture and songs like 'Celibacy,' 'The Mohair Rag' and 'Satan's Place.' Go see it and consider yourself blessed."

Rochester Messenger

"For a couple of hours of pure entertainment and laughs, you'll want to see Monky Business."

Clinton Herald

"Monky Business is heavenly fun. This is a male version of Nunsense with a little Damn Yankees thrown in."


  • Casting: 5M
  • Casting Attributes: Parts for Senior Actors, All Male
  • Casting Notes: No doubling, expansion or gender flexibility.