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Madrababes – fun filled one act musicals




one act musicals

A fun filled one act musical for six actors,  3F and, er, 2 other F dressed up as men and at least one real man  with a real beard. Madrababes was staged in June 2013 in Swindon, as part of  Madam Renards Mini Fringe to great reviews!


‘One of the main words that popped into my head when I first started watching Madrababes was ‘fun.’ A one act musical made up entirely of madrigals, a form of early music pop music. Please be advised to leave your serious hats at the door for an hour of entertaining quips and silliness, a story of 6 friends finding love through jokes and song. We meet John and Tom, two stylish elegant ‘men’ lamenting their lack of luck with their lady friends Phyllis and Philomela, could it possibly be because they are far more worried about what they’re wearing than displays of manliness?

The ladies are equally lamenting about the lack of decent men in the area when in walks Amyntas, a tall man with a real, not drawn on, beard and a deep voice. Naturally fighting ensues and much harmonised singing. ‘

by Abby Sparrow

Read more about playwright Matt Fox.

Authors: Matt Fox and Jessie Thompson

Genre: One act musicals

Type: One act musicals

Length: Forty minutes

Cast: 6 actors, 5F 1M

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: All ages

Set: Simple stage – suitable for a smaller stage in little theatres or pub theatre type stages but adaptable to the bigger stage as well.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – all performers should be able to sing in harmony from sheet music.

Read a Sample of the script

Read a sample of the sheet music for one of the songs, Whither Away

Cost is $7 for the digital script of this  successfully produced stage play

Cost is $7 for the sheet music for the show

Contact Off the Wall Plays with any queries about Madrababes

© September 2014 Matt Fox and Jessie Thompson Off The Wall Play Publishers

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Enter Love – Modern Musicals

modern muscials


Enter Love is a musical about the nature and vicissitudes of romantic relationships in the first decade of the 21st century. It is set in an international airport, located in a large city somewhere in the mid-west. The production consists of a series of encounters—with dialogue and music—that take place between an assortment of couples and individuals at various locations—arrival and departure concourses, waiting lounges, baggage check, a coffee shop, restaurant, observation deck, and the central location, a bar—in the airport.

During the course of the production the audience witnesses various manifestations and stages of romantic relationships as the characters pass through on their way from one flight to another, and many times from one delayed, canceled, or redirected journey to another, or the continuation of a relationship full of, as pilots like to say, “Chop.”.

“Enter love”….was first on stage at Civic Theatre in Lafayette, IN and then at the Quest Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. This show started out as  cabaret production at the Cabaret in Indianapolis, IN and it grew into a more complete musical of vignettes set in an airport which provided opportunity for couples and strangers to interact.  

The author will allow workshopping but not a complete rewrite of the script.

Author: Lynn Lupold

Genre: Musical

Type: Two act plays

Length: 90 minutes

Number of actors: Thirteen, 13 7F 6M

Ages of the actors: 20’s- 50’s adult

Suitable for: All ages

Set: A basic set for the production would require some background scrims or screens which could also be used as projection screens for visual backgrounds that could be easily and quickly modified during the production to suggest the different venues within the airport; the staging should include at least two or three set levels, and appropriate and sufficient lighting to transform the stage and set into the various spaces.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – weaving romantic intrigue and interspersing with comic performances

Read a Sample of the script

Cost is $6 for this previously staged play

Cost is $4 for the score alone

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Enter Love

License Enter Love for production

Copyright April 2014 Lynn Lupold and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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