Everybody wanted to play the Palace. It represented glamour and excitement and home to the greatest talent of its day. All that remains is an empty theatre and its "ghost light," which gives a glow that is a constant reminder of the stars who performed on its stage. Rosie and her friends are determined to restore the Palace to its former splendor, but they must find a way to stop the developers who want to tear it down and build a condominium in its place. Join in the fun—sing and dance to the greatest songs associated with stars like Eva Tanguay, "I Don't Care"; Joe Howard, "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now?"; Nora Bayes, "Shine on Harvest Moon"; George M. Cohan, "Give My Regards to Broadway"—and help Rosie make her dream come true. You, too, can play the Palace and know the thrill of being a part of show business!
- Type of Show Musical
- Product Code P63000
- Cast Size 15
- Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
- Cost $8.95
- Approx. Run Time 90 min
- Target Audience Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
- Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | Touring Group | Dinner Theatre
- Genre Comedy
- ISBN(13) 9780871296801
- "Fabulous for middle-school performers and audience. We had a great time discovering vaudeville and all its great songs and performers!"
- Review by Lynn Ellingboe, The Blake Middle School, Hopkins, Minn.
- "Great show for a junior high, especially with kids new to musicals. The songs have catchy melodies and have few harmonies. Also, many of the songs can be found onlineÑsung by the original singers/songwritersÑwhich kids enjoyed discovering. Would highly recommend this show."
- Review by Megan Fox, Kalles Junior High, Puyallup, Wash.
- "Playing the Palace was an audience participation show that they greatly enjoyed. We did a PowerPoint of lyrics to any songs the full chorus sang so the audience could sing along with the words before them. They really enjoyed the running joke that everything seemed to be a cue for an old song."
- Review by Debra Dion Faust, Ipswich High School, Ipswich, Mass.
Hints, Tips, and Tricks
- "I cast teachers in the roles of the former vaudeville stars/ghosts. This worked beautifully!"
- Tip by Lynn Ellingboe, The Blake Middle School, Hopkins, Minn.