Michael Colby

Michael Colby

Book & Lyrics By Michael Colby is the librettist/lyricist of such musicals as Charlotte Sweet (Drama Desk Award nomination), Tales of Tinseltown (numerous productions), North Atlantic (Show Business Award),...

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Paul Katz

Paul Katz

Music By Paul Katz is also a singer-pianist, record and event producer. He was a featured actor on Another World (NBC), and wrote songs for the show as well.  Among his musicals are: Seduction directed...

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"Wacky fun! Suggests Dames at Sea crossed with Carol Burnett's entire oeuvre. Delicious, tuneful, winning."

The Los Angeles Times

"Delicious satire! An ambitious pure Hollywood musical."

The New York Times


5 Musicians

Keyboard 1, Keyboard 2, Guitar, Bass, Drums


Ellie Ash
Female - 18-25
Pretty, petite ingénue; soprano with sexy naiveté; Alice Faye/Doris Day/Betty Hutton-type with star quality; amorally ambitious; must do animal imitations and other sound effects.

Elmo Green
Male - 25-30
Jewish, young Jimmy Stewart or Tom Hanks-type; high baritone; idealistic screenwriter; loyal with lofty goals; faces disappointment and disillusionment but perseveres.

Adele DeRale
Female - 35-45
Manic, antic gossip columnist; mezzo-soprano; constantly in disguise; a chameleon combination of Tracy Ullman and Helen Hayes; lovably dangerous and power-hungry.

Norman G. Neinstein
Male - 40-50
Tyrannical film producer; baritone-bass; blustery and short, a combination of Erich von Stroheim and Mel Brooks (or a faux sophisticate like Peter Sellars); doubles as farmhand Clyde.

Lulu Beauveen
Female - 25-35
Temperamental film vamp; eccentric-voiced mezzo; voluptuous, crafty and fiendishly determined to do musicals; a drug-glazed cross between Joan Crawford and Jean Harlow; sanctimonious despite her sinful ways.

Danny Burke
Male - 25-35
Great acrobatic dancer; high baritone with slick, slightly sleazy Gene Kelly style; a lady’s man; kinetic and amorous; doubles as farmhand Clem.

Bertha Powell
Female - 25-35
Brassy Broadway broad transplanted to Hollywood; alto with Merman-like high belt to strong E-flat; can make walls shake with her voice; coarsely attractive, hard-boiled with a soft spot.

Tony Toscanini
Male - 25-35
A hulky blob from Flushing who is transformed into a handsome heartthrob; resonant, operatic tenor voice with a floridity and strong A-flat; a Mario Lanza-type; doubles as farmhand Lem.

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.


Conductor/Keyboard 1, Keyboard 2, Guitar, Bass, Drums

Production Resources

Additional Books

Additional books (Cast Script/Vocal, Piano/Conductor, etc.) are available.

$25 each

Full Conductor Score

An ideal solution for those who choose to conduct their show from the podium, as opposed to the piano. Each detailed instrument staff is always right in front of you--giving you the most comprehensive layout for full control of your orchestra.

$125/Print, $100/Digital, $175/both

Digital Orchestration Parts

Prefer playing or rehearsing from your tablet? All of our orchestration scores (including PC and PV) are available in digital copies.

Digital PC or PV $50
Full Digital Orchestration Set $150

Broadway Plus

A workshop experience in which a Broadway artist speaks and works with students in an educational setting through our partnership with Broadway Plus.

Prices Vary by Product

TurnKey Transpositions

Broadway stars change the keys of songs all the why not you? Optimize your actors' performances by ordering our TurnKey Transposition. Get the perfect key for the perfect actor! All digital delivery, usually within 24 hours.

$50 per song for PV or PC
$150 per song for all orchestral parts (including PC/PV)