Zonker, Michael Doonesbury, J.J., Boopsie, B.D. and Joanie-- they are all present and happily accounted for in this delightful romp of a show based on Mr. Trudeau's famous comic strip. While they try to make it through commencement, the Walden crowd must fend off Zonker's uncle Duke, who wants to bulldoze their off campus house and replace it with condos. Michael Doonesbury steadfastly pursues the feisty and lovely J.J., while J.J., tries to come to terms with her long lost mother, Joanie Caucus.
"The qualities that have made Garry Trudeau's comic strip Doonesbury a national treasure are all present. You'll hear the off hand dialogue that snares the self contradictions of college kids of the 60's. You'll find sly political jokes. Best of all, you'll notice that the tone of Mr. Trudeau's work is intact." - The New York Times
"A larkish lampoon of an entertainment, sometimes sweet and often very funny. The score ranges from rock and calypso to tender ballad and boogie woogie-- a lively assortment of solos, duets and ensembles." - Christian Science Monitor
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- Time Period: 1980s
- Setting: Walden, an off-off-campus house. Graduation weekend, spring, 1983.
- Musical Style: Pop/Rock
- Orchestra Size: Medium
- Ensemble cast
Intended for double casting.
Music Material Rental Packages
Reed (Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Oboe, Alto and Tenor Saxophones)
Guitar (Acoustic, Electric, 4-string Banjo)
9 Vocal Chorus Books
Doonesbury premiered at the Biltmore Theatre in 1983. Directed by Jacques Levy