The Behavior of Broadus
by Brendan Milburn, Matt Almos, Albert Dayan, Carolyn Almos, Jon Beauregard
Full Length Musical, Comedy / 6m, 4f
The Behavior of Broadusputs the origins of our pop culture consumerist society under a satirical magnifying glass.
- WINNER! 2015 Ovation Award, Best Book of an Original Musical
WINNER! 2015 Ovation Award, Best Lyrics / Composition of an Original Musical
"Triumphant [...] As delightfully self-assured as it is comically self-referential, made up of equal parts whimsy, wacky, profane and profound, this cracked experiment in satirical musical development is a wickedly entertaining watershed." - Los Angeles Times, Read More
"A darkly funny, oddly joyful musical [...] this piece is a transcendent breakthrough [...] This is LA’s intimate theater at its complicated best. Don't miss this one.” - KCRW, Read More
"A delightfully twisted musical [...] The book slyly references pop culture, skewers psychological and scientific hauteur, and takes a swipe at the unending American obsession with product." - Stage Raw, Read More
“It’s a startlingly refreshing blend of the American gumption of Oklahoma! and the satire of Urinetown [...] a great escape and mandatory viewing for anyone interested in musical theater.” - Stage and Cinema, Read More
"The Behavior of Broadus is the most audacious, provocative, entertaining, original musical to premiere in LA since 2008’s Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson [...] Few musicals offer as much food for the mind.” - Arts In LA
- Strong Language
- Mild Adult Themes
- Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.
- Time Period: 1950s, 1940s / WWII, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s / WWI, 1900-1910, 19th Century
- Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Setting: Several locations over the course of the life of John Boroadus Watson.
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
- Musical Style: Classic Broadway, Contemporary Broadway
- Vocal Demands: Easy
- Orchestra Size: Medium
- Chorus Size: Small
PHIL THE RAT
- Ensemble cast
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
Music Material Rental Packages
20 Vocal Chorus Books
1 Reed (Clarinet/Flute/Tenor Sax/Cardboard Box)
1 Bass (Electric/Upright/Sousaphone)
1 Guitar (Banjo/Clarinet 2)
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The Behavior of Broadus premiered in co-production between Sacred Fools and Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, CA in September 2014 under the direction of Matt Almos and Ken Roht.