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Ride the Cyclone

A funny, moving look at what makes a life well-lived!

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  • Full Length Musical
  • Dark Comedy
  • 90 minutes

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Adult
  • Orchestra Size: Small

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, High School/Secondary, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, College Theatre / Student
In this hilarious and outlandish story, the lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster. When they awake in limbo, a mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell a story to win a prize like no other -- the chance to return to life.

A funny, moving look at what makes a life well-lived!


"High-spirited and just plain fun from start to finish."

 The New York Times

"FOUR STARS! Quirky, bizarre, emotionally hefty and rather tantalizing... RIDE THE CYCLONE is poised to take the musical world by storm."

 Chicago Tribune

  • Casting: 4M, 3F
  • Casting Attributes: Ensemble cast, Roles for Teens

    Male - 35-50
    non-singing role; the narrator; a mechanical fortune-telling machine.
    Female - 18-25
    The leader of the group, relentlessly competitive, sometimes cruel, though she sees herself as a virtuous person; high Broadway mix, with a pop quality; big range.
    Male - 18-25
    Adopted from the Ukraine as a teenager; he has a thick Ukrainian dialect and a lot of rage; he is obsessed by Gansgsta Rap (an enormous fan of the auto-tune phenomena); there is a hidden, soulful romantic side; Baritenor with the ability to sing lyrical Ukrainian folk music as well as rap.
    Male - 18-25
    The only gay kid in Uranium; never had a relationship; obsessed by French New Wave cinema, he has fantasies of dying a tragic death. Must be able to sing in the style of a French chanteuse.
    Male - 18-25
    Begins the play wordless and on crutches; suffers from a degenerative disease that has left him speechless and mostly immobile; he discovers at the beginning of the play that in this strange purgatory, he has regained all of these abilities. Baritone rock voice; basic accordion and/or tumbling a plus.
    Female - 18-25
    Overweight, and outwardly okay with it, but there is a very deep self-loathing. Will do anything for Ocean's friendship and allows herself to be used as a doormat; dubbed "the nicest girl in town," a title she secretly despises. Very likable comic actress; alto belt, with a rock range.
    Female - 18-25
    She was decapitated in the accident and no one claimed her body; even though she isn't headless in the piece (but often carries around a headless doll). She reacted in a literal way and largely without emotion, almost robot-like; the other contestants are totally freaked out by her. Classically trained soprano with a flexible coloratura upper range, and some grit and mean in the lower register.
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    1 x Director's Script
    1 x Rehearsal Piano Score

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    7 x Cast Script/Vocal Books
    2 x Rehearsal Piano Scores
    1 x Director's Script
    1 x Stage Manager's Script

    1 x Piano/Conductor's Score
    1 x Bass/Cello Score
    1 x Drums/Percussion Score
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