Full Length Musical
Time Period - 1960s
Settings Of Play - Los Angeles, CA in the late 1960s.
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The cult film classic has new life as a zany musical. The Blands want to open a restaurant, but they need cash. Suppose they lure weirdos to their apartment to kill and rob them? Soon, they are a financial success, but disposing of the bodies is a problem. Enter their devious apartment super, Raoul, with a proposition: he will take care of the corpses for a cut (when he's not performing at a tacky nightclub). The partnership runs amok, and Mary ultimately bops Raoul with her deadly frying pan. Now the Blands have the money they need, and they celebrate with a gourmet meal - guess who's the main course?
"Quintessential [...] offbeat fare [...] Quirky, campy, even a shade kinky, it also is original, fast paced and consistently funny [...] It may prove the season's most delectable treat." - The Houston Chronicle
"Fun." - The Los Angeles Times
"The most entertaining musical about sex and cannibalism around." - Backstage West
"A merry, murderous musical romp." - Drama-Logue
Eating Raoul premiered at the Union Square Theatre in New York City in May 1992 under the direction of Toni Kotite.