PetPourri

A Musical Review about People & Their Pets

Lyrics by Andrea Dodds
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma

Synopsis

A musical comedy review filled with hilarious and touching song-stories of how people’s true natures are revealed by their relationships with their pets.

Creep, crawl, and flutter over to PetPourri, where fabulous songs about our four-legged, high-flying, creeping and slithering friends are awaiting you.” – Joel Markowitz, DCTheatrescene.com

History

PetPourri was originally produced as a benefit for the Playwrights Forum at Washington, DC’s Arena Stage in 1997.  It went on to be produced at NYC’s John Houston Studio Theatre in 1999 by Galaxy Stage.  A newly revised version was produced in December of 2002 at Olney Theatre in Olney, MD, under the direction of Tony Award winner Michael Rupert.   Its most recent incarnation was brought to the stage at Marymount College and the Norris Center for the Performing Arts by director Robert Marra.

See a video trailer created by Magic Hat Films!

Musical Numbers

Act I



1. OPENING FUGUE - All
1. OPENING FUGUE - All



2. S.P.C.A. - Alto



3. REX - Baritone



4. THIS BIRD CAN SING - Soprano



5. DOG WALKER - Tenor



6. THE LIE - Alto (or Child), Soprano



7. GULLIVER - Baritone, Soprano



8. THIS ISN'T EASY - Alto
8. THIS ISN'T EASY - Alto



9. LOVE SONG - Tenor



10. SOMETHING FLUFFY - Baritone, Alto, Soprano
10. SOMETHING FLUFFY - Baritone, Alto, Soprano



Act II



11. GROUP THERAPY - All



12. IN MY NEXT LIFE - Baritone (or Child)



13. THE CHRISTMAS LETTER - Tenor, Baritone



14. DANCING ON THE LAWN - Soprano



15. CAT HAT - Baritone



16. SPEAKING UP FOR FRED - Alto (or Child)



17. LOLA - Tenor
17. LOLA - Tenor



18. A FISH TALE OF PASSION - Baritone, Soprano



19. KATY - Alto



20. THE VET - All


Audio demo features the voice talents of:  Sherrie Edelen (Alto), Klaude Krannebitter (Baritone),  Lynn Sharp Spears (Soprano), and Richard Tappen (Tenor)

Production Elements

elements
Scott Graff, Alexis Carra, Kyra Johnson, Chryssie Whitehead and Derek Manson at the Norris Center for the Performing Arts. Photo Credit: Rosie La Puma

Cast: 2 Women, 2 Men (with an optional Child) playing multiple roles

Music: Musical Theatre pastiche
Musical Difficulty: Moderate
Technical Requirements: None
Suggested Audience: High School/Adult

Is it a widdle bit pwecious? Why, yes, a widdle. But it’s funny, too…wonderfully told and utterly arresting.’ – Nelson Pressley, The Washington Post

Authors

ANDREA DODDS (Lyrics) began her career writing for children with Froggie Went A’Courtin’ (book by Stanley Werner, Jr.) published by The Dramatic Publishing Company. Other shows have included The Adventures of Edam Stilton (book by Stanley Werner, Jr., based on the short stories of Mickey Klar Marks), Rock Candy Mountain Revisited (book by Stanley Werner, Jr., music by Robert DeCormier), The Good Knight Story (music by Deborah Wicks LaPuma) commissioned by the Children’s Empowerment Network, and Sleeping Beauty: The Time Traveler  (with Deborah Wicks LaPuma) commissioned by Imagination Stage. Rock Candy Mountain Revisited was recorded by Golden Records. Andy is a member of ASCAP and the Musical Theatre Wing of Washington DC’s Playwrights Forum.

DEBORAH WICKS LA PUMA (music) – see her bio page

Purchase

Buy the Petpourri cast album from CDBaby.com
Buy the Petpourri cast album from Bandcamp
Featuring the voice talents of:  Sherrie Edelen (Alto), Klaude Krannebitter (Baritone),  Lynn Sharp Spears (Soprano), and Richard Tappen (Tenor)

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