Full Length Musical
Time Period - 1930s
Settings Of Play - October 30th, 1938; An outdoor wilderness camp in Northwestern New Jersey
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Interior Set, Exterior Set
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences
High School/Secondary, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre
"They come from several million miles away,
But they are not on vacation, they are here to stay!"
young campers and their adult counselors are stranded at a mountaintop
wilderness retreat on the night of October 30th, 1938. When someone
switches on the radio to Orson Welles' War Of The Worlds live
broadcast, the night that panics America also becomes the night that
panics Camp gitchiegoomie. Are little green men from Mars actually
surrounding the mess hall, ready to make a mess of everyone inside? Can
the feuding boys and girls work together to save themselves from the
mysterious alien invasion? And why is that strange hairy, bug-eyed
monster lurking in the bushes? This hilarious, family-friendly musical
recreates the innocent fun and slapstick humor of the wise-cracking,
high-spirited film comedies of the late 1930s, complete with spooky
campfires, ghostly shadows, hair-raising Halloween surprises and the
scariest radio play of all time that nearly fooled the entire nation.
The lively, toe-tapping original songs are fondly reminiscent of the
popular scores from the golden age of the Warner Brothers and MGM film
musicals with plenty of high-kicking, energetic and imaginative
choreography in the unforgettable styles of Busby Berkeley, Fred Astaire
and Gene Kelly. This happiest-of-Halloween musical comedies is
guaranteed fun for the entire family, from the youngest monster movie
fan to the oldest senior who actually experienced that memorable night
breathlessly cowered in front of the radio when the world was "invaded"
by Little Green Men.
"Move over Annie. There's a new musical in town. Watch out, Broadway. Little Green Men are headed your way." — Culver City Observer
"A boisterous musical. The catchy, innovative music embellished with slapstick humor makes for funny stuff. The whole family should see this charming play." — The Los Angeles Easy Reader
"Fine for summer camps, high school drama departments or small community theatres. You may love it, especially if you like 'cute'." — The Daily Breeze
"There's plenty of tricks and treats in store for everyone on a Halloween eve that no one will ever forget. It is one of those musical gems that is funny, delectable, a bit silly, and best of all, very family friendly. It's safe to know that musicals such as this one still exist within the theatre world." — Linear Cycle Prods/Accessibility Live
Kentwood Players at the Westchester Playhouse; Westchester, CA, September/October, 2008.