Phantom of the Music Hall

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A Traditional Music Hall.... With a difference!

A Phantom who doesn’t like pantomime is residing in the old White Chapel Theatre.

 The cast are rehearsing Cinderella. The efforts of the various characters in trying to convince the ghost that Cinderella is a Melodrama and not a pantomime, cause some hilarious situations.

Myrtleford Theatre Troupe VIC "Absolutely delighted with the audience response to "Phantom of the Music Hall". What appealed to me first was the title. However on reading the book, I found it very funny. The audience agreed! Thanks for writing such a great script."

 

Photos

Gilroy Santa Maria College in 2014.
No Phanttoms around here.
Phantom Ballet.
Phantom Chairman.
Phantom meets Phantom.

Plot / Synopsis

 

A Phantom who doesn’t like pantomime is residing in the old White Chapel Theatre.

The cast are rehearsing Cinderella. The efforts of the various characters in trying to convince the ghost that Cinderella is a Melodrama and not a pantomime, cause some hilarious situations

 The new owner of the theatre, Mrs Worthington and her stage struck daughter, Millicent are helped by the stage hands Charlie and Fred in their efforts to evict the phantom. Arthur, the stage manager, is not impressed when Queen Victoria promises royal patronage and heritage listing if she gets to meet the elusive phantom.

The chorus girls, led by Lilly and Daphne are all afraid of the ghost. They go on strike and the full house is treated to a pantomime... sorry .... make that melodrama.... of Cinderella,  staring Fred and Charlie as the stepsisters and Arthur as Fairy Godmother.... What a sight! Queen Victoria is not amused.

 

 

SUGGESTED MUSIC

 

ACT ONE

The Audition.

 

No 1. The Old Bull and Bush*

No. 2. Solo Optional

No 3. With her head tucked underneath her arm.

No. 4.  Guest Artist. *

No. 5. Duet for Lilly &  Daphne.

No. 6. Millie’s Solo Audition.

No 7.   Mrs Worthington.

No. 8.  A Tango. *

No. 9.  Boiled Beef and Carrots.

  

ACT TWO.

The Rehearsal.

 

No.  10.  Girls Chorus Dance.

No.  11.  Life on the Stage.

No.  12.  God Save the Queen *

No.  13.  Scottish Song.

No.  14.  God Save the Queen *

No.  15.  Little Bottom Drawer.

No.  16.  All by yourself

               in the moonlight.

No.  17.  The Ballet.

ACT THREE.

The Performance.

 

No. 18.  Medley.........*

No.  19.  Right Said Fred.

No.  20.  Oh, Lonesome Me.

No. 21. Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo.

No.  22. Tango. *

No. 23.  All Shook Up!

No. 24. Cinderella Rockefella.

No. 25.  Medley.

            With Audience.

 

N.B

All songs and music are suggestions only as a guide to the type of musical number suitable.

Music is of your own choosing and copyright permission and appropriate licences should be sought where applicable.

 

Cast

 

Eric.................................................................................... M. C. Suave sophisticated, ladies man.

 

Martha........................................................................................... Cleaning lady, Rough diamond.

 

Fred....................................................................................... Stage  Hand, Young, sure of himself.

 

Charlie.......................................................................... Stage hand. Perhaps no as young as Fred.

 

Mrs Worthington............................................................ New Owner. Upper-class Stage Mother.

 

Millie................................................................................................ Mrs Worthington’s daughter.

 

Lilly............................................................................................... Brassy, loud, worldly, confident.

 

Daphne............................................................................................................. Shy, new to theatre.

 

Guest Soloist........................................................................................................ Soprano or Tenor

 

Queen...................................................................................................... Queen Victoria...Herself!

 

Arthur......................................................................................... Stage manager....Working Class.

 

Phantom............................................................................................. A Gentleman of another era.

 

 

Guest artists may be added to the music hall.

 

Chorus optional.

Production Costs

12.5% of Box office Gross. Minimum $110 per performance. Scripts are $17.50 each. Licence to photocopy is $165.