A festive treat with a difference. A dash of ‘Annie’, a twist of ‘Cabaret’, and great big helpings of melodrama, mystery and rip-snorting comedy. Plus some of the greatest songs from the shows you could ever wish for. A great family entertainment for all ages.
Macey Maguire has a dream – she’s going to make it big on Broadway. Arriving penniless in New York, Macey gets a break at Delancey’s, the city’s last Vaudeville theater. Soon she’s rubbing shoulders with the troupe of variety artists who ply their trade in the old music hall. But the public’s appetite for burlesque is on the wane, the theater’s finances are on the rocks, and the entertainers are squabbling like rats in a sack. Organised crime wants the real estate the theater’s built on, and worse still, members of the company keep disappearing into thin air… And nobody – not the theater management nor the New York Police Department – can figure out where they go. But they’ve all reckoned without Macey Maguire…
Melodrama, magic and mystery set in the riotous world of Vaudeville.
Parts 12M 10F
Some doubling possible.
Provision is made for the inclusion of 16 musical numbers.
Characters in Delancey’s Vaudeville Theater
Hiram.T.Bagel, the impresario
Macey Maguire, the ingenue
Miss Gipsy Rose Lee, the clairvoyant and songbird
Talleyrand, the stage manager
Janey Ditsum, the runner
Mr Theodore Drake-Henchard, the tragedian and melodramatist
Six-Gun Annie McGraw, the Wild West act
The Great Marengo, the magician and illusionist
Crazy Eddie Kuffs, the escapologist extraordinaire
The Vermont Cavegirls – a burlesque song and dance act:
Frankie Legrand, the bit-part actor
(The Freak show)
Rosa Crouch, the bearded lady of Saskatoon
Weird Willie Spondecker, the amazing three-legged boy
The Sacramento Dime Museum Ensemble – refined instrumentalists
Characters on the sidewalk
Detective O’Malley, New York Police Department
Officer Banahan, likewise
Perluigi Spinetti, a property shark and mobster
Zelda Bortolami, Spinetti’s vampish moll
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