This hilarious musical spoof puts the “shake” in Shakespeare! With the help of a group of quarreling chorus members—Oregano, Carpaccio, Risotto, Prosciutto, Antipasto, Pesto, Mayo and Romano—we get a deliciously funny spoof of Romeo and Juliet. Their comedic and intelligent commentary seasons the show with laughter galore so actors and audience alike won’t even realize they’re learning about Shakespeare! The stage is set in modern-day New York City, where clerks of the swanky Montague’s Department store and the second-rate Capulet’s Discount Mart meet in the street to trade insults. Words are their daggers, so watch out, you might die laughing! Naturally, the heirs to these two retail empires, Romeo and Harriet, fall in love, but don’t think you know the rest… this musical has a happy ending! “Humph. Call yourself a tragedy,” exclaims Oregano at the end of the show, disappointed to find no dead bodies. Nope, it’s pure comedy with pie fights in place of duels, a nurse obsessed with paper cuts, Romeo dressed in a white leisure suit a la John Travolta and an outrageous parody of the most romantic scene in literature. A fun, eclectic collection of musical numbers underscores all this hilarity, including a number in iambic pentameter! It would be a real tragedy to miss out on this one!
“This musical is filled with fun, catchy songs and exciting dance. It is an entertaining treat for audiences of all ages.”
—7th Space Interactive, Hong Kong
“Looks fun, funny, entertaining and educational all in one fell swoop!”
—Valerie O’Riordan, Archbishop Riordan High School, San Francisco, CA
“The audience laughed until they almost died from this funny spoof of Romeo and Juliet.”
—Jodi Hoyt, Southern Utah News, Kanab, UT