Not the Count of Monte Cristo?!

by  Dave Reiser, Jack Sharkey

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 1f

"Crammed with ridiculous dialogue, absurd situations and a virtual midway of musical styles...The audience booed, hissed and applauded happily.' - Calgary Herald,Canada

"The silliness is endearing...Corny antics and slapstick character…

Read more +

Not the Count of Monte Cristo?!

by  Dave Reiser Jack Sharkey

License Estimator

Use this tool for cost estimates based on your specific needs.

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Parody / Spoof
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Three ragtag actors trying to stage a musical version of The Count of Monte Cristo despite limited sets, funds and costumes provide music hall tomfoolery at its best.

Read more +

Reviews

"Crammed with ridiculous dialogue, absurd situations and a virtual midway of musical styles...The audience booed, hissed and applauded happily.'" - Calgary Herald,Canada

The silliness is endearing...Corny antics and slapstick characterizations...in a non-stop comic romp which is at times hysterically funny...No opportunity for humor has been overlooked... You're in for a night peppered with spontaneous applause and raucous laughter." - Calgary Sunday Sun

Keywords

Friendship

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: France in the early 1800s during the exile of Napoleon Bonaparte.
  • Additional Features: Physical Comedy
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

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

Casting

2m, 1f

Role                                                   Performer*

EDMUND DANTES ("Ed") ................................ X                                  

MERCEDES ("Sadie") ..................................... Y                                        

FERDINAND MONDEGO ("Ferdy") ................... Z                      

DANGLARS ("Dang") ....................................... Z

VILLEFORT ("Villy") ......................................... Z

ABBE FARIA .................................................... Z

VALENTINE ("Val") ......................................... Y

ALBERT ("Al") ................................................. Z

TOWNSPEOPLE .......................................... Y & Z

ANYBODY ELSE ............................................... Z


    


See all +

Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Expandable casting

Casting Notes

You are actually doing TWO shows: This musical itself, and a show about three hapless performers trying to do this musical.

Resources

Rehearsal Resources

Music Material Rental Packages Glyphs / UI / Tooltip

Full Package

4 Piano/Vocal Scores


More

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 ...

View full profile

Now Playing

Community Experiences