Wild Dust: The Musical

by  Dennis Poore, Cindy Marcus, Flip Kobler

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  1m, 8f

It's 1887 and a dust storm is about to hit the town of Willow Creek. The west was still wild, but the wind was wilder. The worst dust storm in a decade was about to hit the town, and all the men had gone to drive the horses and cattle to safer shelter to ride out the storm. That left the women of town to fend for themselves in the only building strong enough to withstand the pounding sand - the town brothel.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 8f
  • Duration

    Duration

    105 Minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Based on the original play Wild Dust, this engaging Wild West story has been delighting audiences for years. And now, the original playwright, Flip Kobler, has joined forces with veteran composer Dennis Poore to turn Wild Dust the play into Wild Dust: The Musical. It's 1887 and a dust storm is about to hit the town of Willow Creek. The west was still wild, but the wind was wilder. Wild Dust: The Musical, takes place at a time when the "west was wild, the women were soft and the men were brave." The worst dust storm in a decade was about to hit the town, and all the men had gone to drive the horses and cattle to safer shelter to ride out the storm. That left the women of town to fend for themselves in the only building strong enough to withstand the pounding sand - the town brothel. So four "fallen ladies" and three "ladies of the town" are thrown together for the next 72 hours, along with a mysterious cowboy and a dancing corpse! For three days they confront the elements, each other, and hardest of all - themselves. It's a comic romp with lots of slamming doors, mistaken identities, and one very dead body. No one is exactly what they seem, and everyone's got a secret hidden up their sleeve. Wild Dust: The Musical is a comic romp that's not to be missed.
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Reviews

"Mixing melodrama and menace, humor and hamminess, Flip Kobler's Wild Dust is an original western that genuinely honors the genre... The story-telling is handled naturally and never feels forced... Kobler has done a fine job of fleshing out the characters and making them real... Wild Dust, which is looking for a new home in a larger theater, could be a real success in the right place." - Lisa D. Horowitz, Variety

Keywords

Feminism, Love, Marriage

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots

License details

  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Wild West
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Setting: This is a single set show. The action takes place in a saloon in the old west.
  • Additional Features: Physical Comedy
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Country/Western
  • Vocal Demands: Easy
  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Song Samples

Westward Bound
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Storybook Romance
0:00
Colors of My World
0:00
Dance with the Devil
0:00

Casting

1m, 8f

COOPER
MARION
BELLE
SALLY
DENISE
HARD CORA
LOUISE STYLES
GERTRUDE

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Multicultural casting
  • Room for Extras
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Parts for Senior Actors

Casting Notes

Plus 1 male extra

Resources

Rehearsal Resources

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Full Package

1 Piano/Vocal Score
9 Vocal Chorus Books

Percussion
Guitar
Bass

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Authors

Dennis Poore

Dennis Poore is the composer of everything from European dance hits like "Strange Desire" and "Young Men" to the Julie Brown cult favorites "Cause I'm A Blond" and "Brand New Girl" from the film Earth Girls Are Easy. He was also nominated for a Clio for his Chase-Manhattan Bank jingle. In the ...

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Cindy Marcus

Cindy Marcus won an acting scholarship to the Teenage Drama Workshop in Los Angeles when she was but a teen. She's made her living in show business ever since. With her husband and partner, Flip Kobler, she spent many years at Disney writing the sequels to Pocahontas, Lady And The Tramp, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame ...

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Flip Kobler

Flip Kobler began his performing career as an actor before morphing into a writer. Since selling their first screenplay to Paramount Studios, Mr. Kobler and his wife/partner Cindy Marcus, have been penning away for the last fifteen years. Universal bought another original screenplay. Star Trek Deep ...

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Wild Dust: The Musical was originally produced by Season Productions June 7 – June 23, 2002, at Centenary Stage Company in Hackettstown, New Jersey. It was directed by Cindy Marcus.

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