Doctor! Doctor!

by  Peter Ekstrom, David DeBoy

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

"Jolly and jocular." - The New York Post
"Someone could die laughing." - New York Newsday
"Clever... [with] sharp and witty use of a broad range of musical styles, from baroque opera to the blues." - Variety…

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    2m, 2f

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Doctors and patients get a dose of rib tickling comic medicine in sketches and songs about all things medical. Characters include the hillbilly organ donor who happened to hiccup and totaled his pick up, a hacking smoker who loves his cigarettes, and a couple who live in an iron lung and every night go "bing, bang, boom!" There is even a "Hymn to the H.M.O." A number about the pain of death ("I Loved My Father More Than I Knew") and the joy of new life ("Nine Long Months Ago") make this a revue that touches the heart as well as the funny bone.

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Reviews

"Jolly and jocular. " - The New York Post

"Someone could die laughing." - New York Newsday

"Clever... [with] sharp and witty use of a broad range of musical styles, from baroque opera to the blues." - Variety

"Broke all box office records... Fun and sassy, Barter's audience will forever remember this show." - Richard Rose, Barter Theatre Artistic Director

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  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only

Song Samples

Oh Boy! I Love My Cigarettes!
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I'm a Well-Known, Respected Practitioner
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Tomorrow
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And Yet, I Lived On / Valium Fugue
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Willie
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Nurse's Care
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I'm Sure of It
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Bing, Bang, Boom
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Good Old Days
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I Hope I Never Get...
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Casting

2m, 2f

JAY - Tenor

AUDREY - Soprano

GLORIA - Mezzo-Soprano

WILLIAM - Baritone

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5 Piano/Vocal Scores

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Authors

Peter Ekstrom

PETER EKSTROM was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and grew up in nearby Painesville. He received a B.A. from Antioch College in 1973. Five years later he went down the Mississippi on a raft from St. Louis to New Orleans with the Otrabanda Troupe, stopping to do shows in 32 towns along the way. For Actors T ...

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David DeBoy

David DeBoy

Actors Theatre of Louisville 1979. Directed by Don Stephenson.

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