I'm Sorry the Bridge Is Out,
You'll Have To Spend the Night
Musical. Book, music and lyrics by Sheldon Allman and Bob Pickett.
John David Wellgood and Mary Helen Merriman, both painfully naive, find themselves stranded near a medieval castle on the outskirts of Steubenville, Ohio. They ask to use the phone to call the auto club but then the bridge washes out and they're stuck for the night.
Soon they meet Dr. Victor Frankenstein, Igor, The Monster, Count Dracula and his wife Natasha, Renfield, assorted female vampires, The Wolfman and his mother Mom Talbot, The Mummy and his factotum Dr. Abdul Nasser and, of course, assorted villagers. The arrival of John and Mary precipitates a crisis as each of the characters wants John or Mary (or both!) for his or her own purposes. Dr. Frankenstein wants John's brain for his creation and tells why in the song, "A Well Trained Brain." lgor feels he won't be using his brain so, in "Play Your Hunch," he says it might as well be transferred into John's body. Then, in "All Eternity Blues" Dracula reveals his plan to add Mary to his harem - while feasting on John. Mom Talbot bemoans her fate as the mother of a Wolfman in "The Things a Mother Goes Through."Written by the creators of such hits as "The Monster Mash," this musical romp offers great opportunity for inventive set design, costumes and make-up while providing your cast and audience with just plain fun!
9m., 7w., optional chorus.
- John Wellgood - a naive nuclear physicist
- Mary Heln Merryman - John's pretty fiancée
- Dr. Frankenstein - a mad scientist
- The Monster - Dr Frankenstein's creation
- Igor - Dr. Frankenstein's assistant
- Count Dracula - a Transylvanian Vampire
- Natasha - Dracula's shrewish wife
- The Draculettes - Dracula's four singing brides
- Renfield - Dracula's insect-eating servant
- The Mummy - ancient wrapped body
- Dr. Nasser - the Mummy's verbose caretaker
- Prince Rex - reluctant boy werewolf
- Mom Talbot - Prince Rex's Gypsy Mother
- Montclair - fairly bright grave robber
- Clairmont - not-so-bright Grave Robber
- The Body - an almost dead body
The following characters may be male or female:
THE MONSTER—Dr. Frankenstein's creation
THE MUMMY—ancient wrapped body
MONTCLAIR—fairly bright grave robber
CLAIRMONT—not-so-bright grave robber
THE BODY—an almost-dead body
One interior, one exterior set.
Audition tape, piano/conductor score available.