Muffin Man

by  Camille Harris

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  4m, 4f

"Camille Harris is clever with a lyric and is a tuneful composer to boot." - Curtain Up

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    Cast Size

    4m, 4f
  • Audience

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    • Appropriate for all audiences

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On Lyla's first day at The Perky Coffee Bean she discovers that Justin (her long-time crush) delivers the muffins. With the help of coffee shop regulars Gary and Kevin, the shop owner Sadie, Lyla's best friend Kat, and various other customers, she finally gets up the courage to tell him how she feels.

Muffin Man is a whimsical, farcical musical about a little barista in love with the Muffin Man. Goofy customers, over-enthusiastic parents, and best friends are all in a day's work for Lyla. Can she tell the Muffin Man how she feels? A modern take on the classic nursery rhyme, Muffin Man will leave a smile on your face.

Muffin Man was a sold out show in the 2009 New York International Fringe Festival, was part of the FringeHIGH program, and was selected to be part of the FringeNYC Encore Series.

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"Camille Harris is clever with a lyric and is a tuneful composer to boot." - Curtain Up

"It's not often these days that audiences are treated to a classic romantic musical. Muffin Man delivers a charming one and does so in a modern way...a delightful show that will leave a smile on your face." - New Theater Corps


Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
  • Youth/Camp Programs


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  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Setting: The Perky Coffee Bean. A local coffee shop in a small town, Anywhere, USA.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


  • Musical Style: Jazz, Contemporary Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Easy
  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only

Song Samples

The Barista Song
Muffin Man
Chill Out
Her First Day
The Barista Song (Reprise)
Who Do You Love
Lyla's Got The Moves
On My Mind
Procrastination (Reprise)
I'm Going To Tell You
On My Mind (Reprise)
Muffin Man (Reprise)


4m, 4f
LYLA - Barista at the Perky Coffee Bean, in love with the Muffin Man
JUSTIN - Lyla's "Muffin Man," a neighborhood boy
KEVIN - Procrastinating songwriter, Perky Coffee Bean regular
SADIE - Owner of the Perky Coffee Bean
GARY - Perky Coffee Bean regular, Lyla’s family friend 
CUSTOMERS - Versatile actors able to play multiple roles including: 
LYLA’S MOM - Kooky mom
LYLA’S DAD - Supportive father who makes “dad jokes”
BOBBY - Lyla’s adolescent brother, full of angst
BRIDE - Hysterical Perky Coffee Bean customer
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Full Package

1 Piano/Vocal Score
8 Vocal Chorus Books



Camille Harris

Camille Harris

Muffin Man premiered at Emerson College in Boston, MA in May 2008.

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