Ug, The Caveman Musical

Ug and his feisty tribe of Neanderthals are feasting on a tasty dinner of wild boar when he decides to tell one of his many feats of bravery by reenacting the event. “Pretend it isn’t now,” he tells them. “Pretend it is then.” Without knowing it, Ug has invented theatre, an entirely new way of telling stories. The tribe all agrees that this thing Ug calls a “play” is so lifelike and gripping, no one will ever want to have a story told any other way. When the tribe decides to perform their play for a rival tribe due to visit, rehearsals cause nothing but friction. “I am standing upcave!” gripes one of Ug’s cast members. “You’re downcave from me!” Meanwhile, Ug has dumped his woman and moved another of the tribe’s ladies into her role, the director and costume designer are also unhappy, and rewrites are driving him mad. It looks like modern-day problems in theatre have roots that go way back.

2F, 6M
2 hours



Jim Geoghan

Jim Geoghan

Book and Lyrics Jim Geoghan’s critically acclaimed play Only Kidding opened at the American Jewish Theater in New York in 1988 to rave reviews and promptly moved uptown to the Westside Arts Theater, where it ran...

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Rick Rhodes

Rick Rhodes

Music and Lyrics Rick Rhodes was a six-time Emmy Award-winning composer, along with wife/partner Vivian Rhodes. Aside from releasing two of his own CDs, Mr. Rhodes composed for films such as “True Lies,” “Mars Attacks!,”...

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Vivian Rhodes

Vivian Rhodes

Lyrics Aside from writing lyrics for Ug, The Caveman Musical Vivian Rhodes wrote many other songs with her late composer husband, Rick, including the score to a musical version of Charles Dickens’...

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"Primitive man has discovered fire, learned to fashion crude tools and is grappling with the culinary art of cooking boar. What could possibly come next? Why, show business, of course."

Los Angeles Times

"Hilariously clever Stone Age musical comedy!"


"Cleverly written, romantic comedy takes a prehistoric look at show business when there was no business—coquettish cavewomen, fame-seeking Neanderthals and grouchy bearskin designers vie for fame and fortune, making comical discoveries along the way. With tongue firmly in cheek, the inside look at the acting business through the eyes of a caveman discovering the theater world is hilarious."

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Performance and Rehearsal Tracks are included in your Production Package.

Production Materials

Included in your license are the following cast and crew scripts. These materials will be shipped upon receipt of payment if your license request is approved.

8 Cast Script/Vocal Books

A combination of the show’s full script and the full vocal book. All dialogue within each song is printed in the score to prevent flipping back and forth during rehearsals. All books are spiral-bound and double-sided.

2 Director’s Scripts

A single-sided, spiral-bound script designed with plenty of space for the director to take notes and add blocking during the rehearsal process.

1 Stage Manager’s Script

A single-sided, three-hole punched script that can be inserted into your three-ring binder.

2 Piano/Vocal Scores

This piano score includes all vocal parts. It can be used during the rehearsal process and during performance.

Promotional Resources

Ug, The Caveman Musical Logo Pack

Official Logo Pack

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Includes color and black and white high-resolution logo files in JPG, PNG, and EPS formats.

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Ug, The Caveman Musical Official Show Artwork

Official Show Artwork


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Ug, The Caveman Musical Promotion Kit & Social Media Guide

Social Media Marketing Kit


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Production Resources

Digital Orchestration Parts

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