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The Coolest Cat in Town
The Coolest Cat in Town
"A real cool cat." —The New York Post
Book and lyrics by William Gleason. Music by Diane Leslie.

Cast: 7m., 3w. (extras.) The New York Post calls it "A real cool cat…" See for yourself in this smashing musical. Billy Dee Bumpers, the 1950s rock singing star, who back then was about to eclipse Elvis, suddenly disappeared and hasn't been seen for nearly 30 years. The last time anyone saw this dynamic singer, he was trying to scramble up into the vast attic over the auditorium to get away from his frenzied admirers—but there was nothing up there except a giant air-conditioning system! As the curtain rises, the time is now and a new generation is having a dance. The excitement creates so much heat that it blows the antiquated air-conditioning system. An investigation reveals that someone is frozen in the huge freon tube. The someone turns out to be the missing Billy Dee Bumpers! A team of experts defrosts Billy Dee and it seems that he's been in suspended animation. The great rock star is alive! Area staging. Approximate Running Time: 2 hours.

Music Samples

Bite the Hand That Feeds You
Don't Say Shoo-Be-Do-Bop Unless You Mean It
Miss Melinda
Suspended Animation
I Lost My Cool
The Bop Will Never Die
Let's Live It Over Again
Hula Hoop Song
The Coolest Cat in Town
Dick Clark
So What!

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Musical
Catalog Code:  C02
Cast Size:  10
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  81
Royalty:  Submit Application.
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  120 min.
Target Audience: High School
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
ISBN (10): 1583420479
I grew up in Los Angeles where I turned down numerous movie roles because I liked working in a car wash. After high school (Simi Valley), I joined the army and went to Vietnam, where I turned down numerous offers to be a hero because I was a fraidy cat. After the war I became a cop in Texas and ...More
Diane Leslie is a singer, actress, composer and pianist. From her earliest years, it was clear that she had a talent unlike any other. Before graduating high school, she amassed an impressive list of achievements, including a sold-out performance at Heinz Hall with the Pittsburgh Symphony as the featured soloist. In the years that followed, Leslie garnered worldwide attention for ...More
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