Gunmetal Blues

by  Craig Bohmler, Marion Adler, Scott Wentworth

Full Length Musical, Drama  /  2m, 1f

Is this a hard-boiled detective tale disguised as a lounge act – or the other way around?

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    National Alliance of Musical Theatre-Festival Musicals
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Is this a hard-boiled detective tale disguised as a lounge act – or the other way around? Direct from The Red Eye Lounge, Buddy Toupee tickles the ivories and serves up plot concoctions like a Chandleresque Greek chorus. The private eye searches for a missing blonde through a double-dealing world of smoky bars, rain-slicked streets, and more blondes. This quest lures the audience to an unnamed city of mystery, music, and demolished dreams.
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"Musically more sophisticated than City of Angels, Mr. Bohmler's torchy swiveling melodies echo the moody grandeur of the 40's film- noir soundtracks." - The New York Times

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: The Red Eye Lounge. It's one of those bars in one of those hotels out by an airport.
    Tonight. Pretty late.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway, Jazz
  • Vocal Demands: Easy
  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo

Song Samples

The Blonde Song
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Jenny
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Casting

2m, 1f
THE PIANO PLAYER
THE BLONDE
THE PRIVATE EYE
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Authors

Craig Bohmler

Craig Bohmler

Marion Adler

Marion Adler is a lyricist, actress and singer whose work has been seen and produced across North America and Europe. In addition to Gunmetal Blues her work includes Enter the Guardsman (also written with Wentworth and ...

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Scott Wentworth

Scott Wentworth

Gunmetal Blues premiered at the Phoenix Little Theatre in Phoenix, AZ in May 1991 under the direction of Michael Barnard.

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