Purchase Application:

$80.00 Royalty per Performance

$30.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees

Scary, Scary Night — The Musical!

Read the Play (minus the ending)

4W / 5M + Trick-or-Treaters & Dancers
(Less with doubling: Flexible cast of 7-20+)
Approximate Playing Time: 2 Hours

A Halloween musical perfect for general audiences! Earnest but Halloween-paranoidDerek grew up in a funeral home with kooky parents Jeremy and Formalda Hyde who, to his dismay, love working with dead bodies. His girlfriend, Prudence, whom he is intent on marrying, sees his idiosyncrasies as less than endearing qualities in a potential mate. Prudence drags a reluctant Derek to the House of Masks & Magic in search of a Halloween costume where they encounter the sinister owner and part-time killer, Nussbaum. While eager assistant, Albert, is in the back room trying to find a way to dispose of his boss’s latest victim, Nussbaum discovers who took over his old family home where he “accidentally” blew up his parents 20 years earlier. The house was sold to Jeremy and Formalda who turned it into the town’s creepiest funeral home and now delight in telling everybody about two resident ghosts who haunt every room. Nussbaum decides the funeral home is the perfect place to dispose of the body and wreak revenge on the Hydes whom he blames for the loss of his childhood home. The fun begins when he sends Albert to apply for the inside job of “make-up artist” at the funeral home, which leads to a body in a display coffin, a desperate Derek about to witness his own execution and ghostly figures appearing in search of their son. Piano/Vocal score included with the script. Four songs from Scary, Scary Night—the Musical!were performed in October, 2012 by the New Musical Theatre of San Francisco. Four new songs from the musical were performed by Opera and Beyond in Denver in August, 2014. The Musical was subsequently selected as a finalist at the New York Venus/Adonis Festival/Competition in August, 2014 and as a semi-finalist in Caryl Crane Youth Theatre’s 2015 Ronald M. Ruble New Play Festival in March, 2015. $30 Single Use Copyright Fee plus $80 Royalty per Performance for Amateur Theatre.  Professional Theatre Royalties Calculated on Application. Accompaniment CD available. To Order CD: Email playsnow@heartlandplays.com

 

$80.00 Royalty per Performance
$30.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees