The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What?

by  Carole Caplan-Lonner

Musical Revue / Cabaret, Comedy  /  2m, 2f

"Carole Caplan-Lonner's production entitled The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What? is just plain fun! Its target audience is clear and those of us who are empty-nesters know exactly what she is talking about!" -Stage Door Magazine, …

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The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What?

by  Carole Caplan-Lonner

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    105 Minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

As introduced on NBC's 'Today Show', The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What? is a musical comedy that salutes those valiantly struggling with divorce on their hands, gravity on their bodies, grandchildren on their self-images and the dating scene on their egos. The risks and uncertainties of being alive come alive through song and scene. Aging gracefully is the final frontier! This entertaining musical about those facing a host of midlife crisis first premiered at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2007. Boasting a four-person cast, the show takes a humorous and heartfelt look at the day-to-day concerns of the over-fifty 'empty-nester' crowd including everything from retirement and AARP, dating to divorce, plastic surgery and grandparenting.

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Reviews

"Carole Caplan-Lonner's production entitled The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What? is just plain fun! Its target audience is clear and those of us who are empty-nesters know exactly what she is talking about!" -Stage Door Magazine, Philadelphia

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Additional Features: Physical Comedy
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only

Song Samples

Now What?
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Who Says Progress is Good?
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Doctors
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Firsts
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Headlights/ Tail Lights
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I Got a Case
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Everybody’s Got a Cheap Spot
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Sandwich Generation
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If You Want to Stay Married
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Things I Wish I Could Forget
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Perfect Bliss
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Computer Chat
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AARP
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Casserole Stroll
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New Firsts (Reprise)
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Now What? (Reprise)
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Casting

2m, 2f
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Cast Attributes

  • Parts for Senior Actors

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Full Package

5 Piano/Vocal Scores
1 Accompaniment/Performance CD

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Authors

Carole Caplan-Lonner

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