Eating Raoul

by  Paul Bartel, Jed Feuer, Boyd Graham

Full Length Musical, Dark Comedy  /  5m, 4f

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?

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    5m, 4f
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    • Adult

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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?

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"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


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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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  • Time Period: 1960s
  • Setting: Los Angeles, CA in the late 1960s.


  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo

Song Samples

Meet the Blands
A Small Restaurant
La La Land
A Thought Occurs
Tool For You
Think About Tomorrow
Eating Raoul
Momma Said
Lovers in Love
Hot Monkey Love
One Last Bop


5m, 4f

MARY BLAND - very pretty, unconsciously sexy in a naive sort of way.
PAUL BLAND - prematurely balding, somewhat overweight and hopelessly square but sincere, tenacious and lovable.
DR. DOBERMAN - an officious lecher.
MR. KRAY - fat and mean.
MR. LEECH - an oily, smooth-talking womanizer.
METER MAID - hip and bored with it all. 
HOWARD - bad taste incarnate who thinks he's hip.
DONNA THE DOMINATRIX - a kinky little bundle of energy with a voice as big as all outdoors; at home a sweet young housewife and mother.
JAMES - always smiling, would say or do anything to make a sale.
BOBBY - an obsessive case of arrested adolescence.
JUNIOR - a rotund gourmand.
RAOUL - a sexy young Latino with a weakness for girls and a talent to match his gigantic ego.
TIIE RAOULETfES (Gladys and Inez) - two knockout, if sluttish, young chicas. All boobs, butt and tongue.
YOLANDA - a former star of a certain age. Heavy Latino accent. 
GINGER - built like a football player but dresses like Ginger Rogers-and can dance like her too. 

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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Expandable casting

Casting Notes

The Characters in Eating Raoul may be cast in a great variety of ages and interpretations. It is recommended that several of the secondary parts be played by the same actors.


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Paul Bartel

Paul Bartel is perhaps best known as the director and star of the quirky sleeper Eating Raoul (1982). Born in New York City, Bartel was a film aficionado since childhood and entered the industry at age 13 working as a ...

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Jed Feuer

Jed Feuer

Boyd Graham

Boyd Graham

Eating Raoul premiered at the Union Square Theatre in New York City in May 1992 under the direction of Toni Kotite.

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