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I\'m Sorry the Bridge Is Out, You\'ll Have to Spend the Night
I'm Sorry the Bridge Is Out, You'll Have to Spend the Night
Book, music and lyrics by Sheldon Allman and Bob Pickett.

Cast: 7m., 12+ w. Optional chorus, Draculettes and grave robbers may be added. John David Wellgood and Mary Helen Merriman, both painfully naive, find themselves stranded near a medieval castle on the outskirts of Steubenville, Ohio. They ask to use the phone to call the auto club, but then the bridge washes out and they're stuck for the night. Soon they meet Dr. Victor Frankenstein, Igor, The Monster, Count Dracula and his wife Natasha, Renfield, assorted female vampires, The Wolfman and his mother Mom Talbot, The Mummy and his factotum Dr. Abdul Nasser and, of course, assorted villagers. The arrival of John and Mary precipitates a crisis as each of the characters wants John and Mary (or both!) for his or her own purposes. Dr. Frankenstein wants John's brain for his creation and tells why in the song, "A Well-Trained Brain." Igor feels he won't be using his brain so, in "Play Your Hunch," he says it might as well be transferred into John's body. Then, in "All Eternity Blues," Dracula reveals his plan to add Mary to his harem--while feasting on John. Mom Talbot bemoans her fate as the mother of a wolfman in "The Things a Mother Goes Through." Written by the creators of such hits as "The Monster Mash," this musical romp offers great opportunity for inventive set design, costumes and makeup while providing your cast and audience with just plain fun! One int., one ext. set. Approximate Running Time: 1 hour, 55 minutes.

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Frankenstein Unbound (Another Monster Musical) (sequel)

Music Samples
I'm Sorry the Bridge is Out, You'll Have to Spend the Night
Play Your Hunch
A Well Trained Brain
All Eternity Blues
This Night
Somebody's Got To Do It
Please Don't Say You Love Me, Just Do It (I Love You)
The Things a Mother Goes Through
The Grunt Song
The Bride of Dracula
A Well Trained Brain (Reprise)
They Came Back

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Musical
Catalog Code:  I01
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  75
Royalty:  Submit Application.
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  115 min.
Target Audience: Middle School | High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Drama | Melodrama
ISBN (10): 0871294842
Actor, singer, writer, composer and lyricist, Sheldon Allman (1924-2001) had feature and co-starring roles in more than 20 major motion pictures (including Hud, The Sons of Katie Elder and In Cold Blood), and 120 television episodes (including Gunsmoke, Bonanza, and The Untouchables). He also performed in over 1,000 commercials on and off camera. As a composer/lyricist he wrote the theme ...More
Bob Pickett is most famous for his classic novelty hit song, "Monster Mash," which he co-wrote and has been performing since 1962. He has become the Guy Lombardo of Halloween and the recording itself has become the national anthem of that fun holiday. As an actor his credits include television, theatre and several obscure, low-budget films with titles such as ...More
#10Duke Stroud is currently a professor of theatre at Pasadena Community College where he has directed more than 100 plays. I'm Sorry the Bridge Is Out, You'll Have to Spend the Night is the most successful play ever performed on the campus. It had an extended run and sold out for six weeks. Stroud is a graduate of the University ...More
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