A madcap interpretation of the Bard's romantic A Midsummer Night's Dream set in the present in the Royal Street Hotel in New Orleans on Mardi Gras night. Egeus, who owns the hotel, wants his daughter Hermia to marry Demetrius, the assistant manager. Hermia loves Lysander, a lowly desk clerk, and the switchboard girl Helena loves Demetrius. When Oberon and Titania, the fabulous Las Vegas rock stars appearing in the hotel's nightclub, have a falling out, the four lovers become involved in Oberon's scheme for revenge.
- Type of Show Musical
- Product Code D02000
- Cast Size 19
- Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
- Cost $10.95
- Approx. Run Time 90 min
- Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
- Performing Group Elementary School | Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | Touring Group | Dinner Theatre
- Genre Comedy | Farce
- ISBN(13) 9780871291332
- "I have been directing young people (10-18) for 30 years and have done over 50 plays and musicals. This is the secnd time doing this show and it got even better! The words and lyrics are very true to the original story and the score is the best. There are excellent hilarious songs that work SO well for middle schoolers. And so many great roles for lots of kids!"
- Review by Lenore Grunko, Woodstock Middle School, Woodstock, CT
- "Very accessible and creative modernization of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Great show for creative staging and set design, too."
- Review by Jan R. Laurie-Russell, Foothill High School, Santa Ana, Calif.
- "Great music!"
- Review by Dori Sparks, Hayfield High School, Hayfield, Minn.
“Alan Menken wrote the score for this alt-Shakespeare comedy the same year he wrote Little Shop of Horrors. This little gem … bears many hallmarks of Menken’s famously foot-tapping style.” —Colorado Boulevard
“The show did exactly what it was supposed to—make us laugh.” —Colorado Boulevard
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