Full Length Musical
Parody / Spoof
Time Period - 16th Century / Elizabethan
Settings Of Play - The action takes place in France during the 17th century - when the throne was rocking and the King was shaking.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Bare Stage/Simple Set
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre
Here is Alexandre Dumas' greatest swashbuckling novel turned inside out and the result is sheer musical hilarity. Darth Canyon, a country lad, dreams of becoming a King's Musketeer. In Paris, he joins up with three of the best: Armistice, Pothole and Applesauce. Because Darth Canyon is very short they decide to be known as "The 3 1/2 Musketeers." Soon Darth Canyon is smitten with one of the Queen's handmaidens, the lovely Custard (she's sweet and always ruinning). The Musketeers find themselves smack in the middle of a wild plot concocted by the evil Minister of State, Richelieu, and his number one spy, the devastatingly beautiful (and wicked) Countess De Whimper.
"Take three bold, brave Musketeers, toss in a brash pint-sized would-be Musketeer, add a king who's a giant chicken, blend with a conniving cardinal, and you've got the recipe for a musical melodrama that is goofiness at a gallop." - Daily News
The 3 1/2 Musketeers was first performed at the Magnificent Moorpark Melodrama & Vaudeville Co., Moorpark, California on June 19, 1987. It was directed by Frank Roach.