2 Acts, Revue, Rated PG
Original Off-Broadway Version (1997)
Buckle up for this hilarious lampoon of Fodor's best-selling travel guide.
If you've ever traveled anywhere by boat, plane, train or bus and lived to tell about it, this is the show for you! Based on the best-selling book from Fodor's, Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know is a hilarious revue that offers travel tips and cautionary tales certain to tickle the ribs - or chill the spine - of anyone who has ever set foot outside of his or her own hometown.
Everything from the coach class blues to pesky customs officials is lampooned in this smash-hit off-Broadway revue. One segment lambastes "automated flight reservation systems" as a man tries to book a flight with "Miracle Airlines" ("If it's a good flight, it's a Miracle.") Lost luggage is the subject of another about a hapless business traveler who finds himself "Naked in Pittsburgh."
Originally presented in a cabaret setting with two men, two women, and a pianist and bass player who both sing, Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know can be performed by virtually any number of people, virtually anywhere. So hop on for the ride - it's sure to be a hysterical hit for your theatre company.
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The part of Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, was originally written for Phil Silvers. Both he and Milton Berle turned down the role, leaving Zero Mostel, to create one of the most legendary characters in musical comedy.