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AMERICAN IDLE (MURDERING THE MUSIC)Add to Cart
By: Randall David CookAdd to Wish List
Script: $7.50
Notebook Script: $16.75
   (8.5 x 11 3-ring binder with large margins for notes)
First Performance Royalty: $65.00
Each Additional Performance: $65.00
Types: Full Length Play, Community Theatre
Genre: Dark Comedy
Theme: Movies, Film & Television
Running Time: 85 minutes
Speaking Cast: 11 females, 7 males, 18 total cast
Flexibility: doubling possible, gender flexible
ISBN: 978-1-93240-445-6
Title Includes: Mature Theme
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Customer Comments:
By Tammy - Director - Northtowns Academy ALP
I would like to thank David Randall Cook for writing a terrific play that allowed our at-risk adolescents to receive, what was for many of them, their first positive attention ever. Our students performed the play last night. We had a wonderful dinner prepared and served by our teachers, made signs with all the contestents names for each family to hold up and root for them. Each student actually had a family member there. It was an overwhelmingly touching experience for all of us. The things we take for granted like shared meals, clean clothes and working as a team are all things that our students don't have in their lives. They were funny. They memorized their lines. They had headshots. They signed autographs. They felt important and valued. Thanks, David.
 
By Stephanie Heine - Director, Drama Club Sponsor - Lakeview Middle School
Trust me, audiences will definitely appreciate this fun play! I selected it for my debut as a director (I had no previous experience) and we all had a great time. The students easily related to their characters and they even caught on to the subtleties of the humor. Set production was minimal and the costumes came from most of our own closets, or very inexpensive retailers.

The large cast enabled me to get most of our drama club members on stage. The actors said their best experience was making their characters come alive. I had a girl play Mickey Vermin (dressed normally with crazed make-up and hair). Mickey, Nikki Stikki and Paula Abominable stole the show. We performed it as a one-act with a run time of 55 minutes. I highly recommend this play.

 
Entertainment Editor - Show Business Weekly
Randall David Cook is a talented writer who captivates his audience with golden nuggets of dialogue.
 
Synopsis
"We're your hosts for 'American Idle: Murdering The Music,' the show where the singer who blows the most gets decimated by industry professionals!" shouts co-host Ryan Seasunk, the hyperactive emcee of the most popular talent show in America. As viewers tune in, the top ten finalists perform live for a lively studio audience and three in-fighting judges: Simon Callous, the snooty British critic, always ready to dish out a nasty barb; Paula Abominable, the relentlessly perky cheerleader turned has-been singer; and Randy Jackalacka, the monosyllabic, larger-than-life music producer. Victory, however, takes a backseat to survival as death threats are soon realized and the contestants start going down, one by one. Wanting the live show to go on no matter what, the ratings-hungry producer, Joanna, keeps hiding the bodies backstage during commercial breaks. By show's end, the killer is revealed, and only one singer of the original ten remains standing, ensuring that the music will continue to be murdered!
 

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