What a Spot!

by  Dave Reiser, Jack Sharkey

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  2m, 2f

Take Robinson Crusoe, his friend Friday, an amorous gorilla named Lolita, and two lovely kootch dancers named Ginny and Denise who pretend to be shipwrecked society ladies. Join the castaways on "Stupid Island." Good, clean fun with a double dose of zaniness and mixups and wild special effects. Topn…

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce, Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Take Robinson Crusoe, his friend Friday, an amorous gorilla named Lolita, and two lovely kootch dancers named Ginny and Denise who pretend to be shipwrecked society ladies. Join the castaways on "Stupid Island." Good, clean fun with a double dose of zaniness and mixups and wild special effects. Topnotch music and lyrics. All accompaniment provided entirely by piano and one economical, simple set. Excellent for dinner theatres - community and school groups too.

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Keywords

Friendship, Love

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Outdoor

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1900-1910
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: A small uncharted tropical island
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music, Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Easy
  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Casting

2m, 2f

FRIDAY - a discontented castaway
ROBINSON CRUSOE - his nearest neighbor
LOLITA - a resident gorilla
GINNY - an unexpected guest
DENISE -  her companion

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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting

Resources

Rehearsal Resources

Music Material Rental Packages Glyphs / UI / Tooltip

Full Package

5 Piano/Vocal Scores Available


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Authors

Dave Reiser

Dave Reiser

Jack Sharkey

Jack Sharkey (1931-1992) was born on May 6, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. He began writing when he was 10 years old. He graduated from college with a BA in the Creative Writing Field of the English major. After that, he taught school for two years from 1953 to 1955. In mid-1955, Mr. Sharkey enlisted in th ...

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What a Spot! was first presented at the Country Club Comedy Theatre in Mount Prospect, Illinois, on December 10, 1975. It was directed by Tom Ventriss.

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