2 Acts, Book Musical, Pop / Rock, Rated PG
U.S. Licensed Version (2006)
A saucy musical of high camp, this whale of a tale is overflowing with double entendres.
Cult hit Moby Dick! The Musical is a giant over-the-top retelling of the classic novel. Originally
produced by the legendary Cameron Mackintosh, this audience favorite
played the West End in 1992. This goofy romp does to Herman
Melville what The Rocky Horror Show does to midnight horror movies!
girls of St. Godley's School are in trouble! Money for the school has
run out and the place will have to close. Leave it to these resourceful
girls, and their unflappable headmistress (played by a man in drag), to
come up with a plan to keep the school afloat. Using whatever they can
find at hand, the girls mount an original production as a fundraiser: a
musical version of Moby Dick, featuring their headmistress in the
coveted role of Captain Ahab.
Re-conceived with an American
sensibility, and cleaned up a bit for licensing, Moby Dick! The Musical
features an ensemble of great roles for young women. The catchy, witty score is full of double and triple entendres
that will keep audiences laughing in spite of themselves.
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Composer/Lyricist Frank Loesser met and fell in love with his wife, Jo Sullivan, after casting her as Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella. Their daughter Emily Loesser is now a star of the musical theatre as well.