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China: The Whole Enchilada - Full Length Musical, Comedy

China: The Whole Enchilada

Mark Brown

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

3m

ISBN: 9780573663154

by Mark Brown

Additional Music and Arrangements by Paul Mirkovich

"Sublimely silly! I found myself grinning, if not outright laughing through most of the goofy shenanigans." - Houston Press
"For those seeking a total goof, - China is the ticket...crazed enthusiasm and comic flair...channeling th…

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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

Farce

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, 1980s, 1900-1910, Medieval (6th-14th c.), Ancient

Settings Of Play -

Place - China

Time - All of it.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Audience Participation/Interactive, Physical Comedy, Play w/ Music, Multimedia

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes, Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

A hilarious new musical, China - The Whole Enchilada - is three men singing, dancing, and irreverently marching their way through five thousand years of Chinese history- in less than two hours with an intermission. One character loves China, one is convinced China is going to overthrow the world at any minute, and the third keeps getting China confused with Japan.

Songs include “Lotus Shoes,” a waltz about foot-binding; the “Khan-Khan,” the Can-Can with Genghis Khan, Kublai Khan, and Ricardo Montalban from the Wrath of Khan; and the gospel revival song “Gate of Heavenly Peace,” about the 1989 protests at Tiananmen Square.

And what show about the history of China would be complete without a lounge song from the Peking Man, a duet with Ming the Merciless and Fu Manchu, a vaudeville sketch about Yellow Peril, the Opium Wars explained through a sketch called Hu’s on First, the presentation of Chinese inventions by a very bitter Thomas Edison, a Chinese fire drill, an explanation of why French people suck, the birth of the fortune cookie, and a headlong plunge into racism, human rights, and infanticide?

China – The Whole Enchilada is a fast-paced and hilarious primer on China, but underneath the jokes are many lessons about issues such as racism and bigotry. 

Outstanding Musical, 2008 New York International Fringe Festival.

"Sublimely silly! I found myself grinning, if not outright laughing through most of the goofy shenanigans." - Houston Press

"For those seeking a total goof, - China is the ticket...crazed enthusiasm and comic flair...channeling the Marx Brothers." - Houston Chronicle

"China walks a fine line between sheer, ridiculous inanity and some serious truths about that big country over there, the one just past Japan. It's a tricky balancing act -- and a fascinating one."- Orlando Sentinel

"In this musical version of the history of China, Brown has collaborated with song writer and composer Paul Mirkovich to create two of the funniest hours I have spent in a theatre in a couple of years". - EntertainingU.com

New York International Fringe Festival 2008

Outstanding Musical

Characters

CASTING

3m

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Male

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

PHILIP - Is convinced China is evil and will overthrow the world at any moment.

ERIC - Loves everything about China and the show was his idea.

BRAD - Keeps getting China confused with Japan and mixes the history of China with pop culture references.

Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Piano Only

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway, Pop/Rock

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

Piano/Conductor Score
Performance Accompaniment CD, Rehearsal CD w/ Vocals
Song Samples

Disclaimer

China - The Whole Enchilada

Peking Man

Lotus Shoes

Khan-Khan

Evil is a Yellow Face

A Song About That

Gate of Heavenly Peace

Videos
  • China: The Whole Enchilada

Author
Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Mark Brownis an award-winning writer. His play Around the World in 80 Days has literally been produced around the world, from Off-Broadway, NYC to Baridhara Dhaka, Bangladesh, and has been on many “Best Of” lists and has garnered many awards since its premiere in 2001.  His musical China – The Whole Enchilada was named Outstanding Musical of the 2008 New York ... view full profile

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Allison B 5/24/2013 9:10 PM
di burbano 5/23/2013 8:37 PM
A hilarious musical!
K West 5/23/2013 6:56 PM
This is one of the funniest plays I have ever seen with heartfelt moments that make you pause. Fun for everyone and you just might learn a little somethin'!

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