2 Acts, Book Musical, Rated G
Original London Version (1983)
The pint-sized, pinstriped classic is a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the gangster films of the 1920's.
Based on the hit 1976 film starring a preteen Scott Baio and Jodi
Foster and featuring a catchy, swinging score by the composer of The
Muppet Movie, Bugsy
Malone is good, clean, comedic fun!
Two gangs comprised completely of children, square off in a 1920's
rivalry of Capone-ian standards. Dandy Dan's gang has gotten the upper
obtaining the "splurge" gun (a weapon that shoots whip cream). Now
Fat Sam and his bumbling buffoons are in real trouble! Bugsy Malone, a
is thrust not-so-willingly into the gangster limelight, when he
becomes the last chance Fat Sam's gang has of surviving. All Bugsy
really wants to do is
spend time with his new love Blousey; but that just isn't in the
cards for our hero.
Bugsy Malone is a master class in musical comedy. The libretto
tosses the reader into uproarious laughter without even being staged.
Imagine how delightful
it is when it's brought to life! Not to mention, Bugsy Malone is a
fantastic choice for school groups and programs with a large talent pool
Bugsy Malone is only available to license in the United States and Canada.
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The original production of "Songs for a New World" at the WPA theatre was directed by Harold Prince’s daughter, Daisy.