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The Saga of Sasquatch C’lone — A Modern Miracle Medicine Show

(or The Battle of the Bottles)

A New Fangled Old Fashioned Miracle Medicine Show

Book by Jon Robert Howe Music and Lyrics by C. Michael Perry

Written for Jedediah’s Outdoor Chuckwagon and Show for their 1985 Summer Show. It’s a spoof of the old-tyme medicine shows, updated to the Age of Television, with all the anachronisms and in-jokes of the genre, poking fun at itself and everything else that comes within its gunsights!


PLAY DETAILS:

  • CAST: 3M 4W
  • THE HOLIDAY TROUPE
    DOC HOLIDAY — an affable middle aged showman after the order of P. T. Barnum, but with a heart of gold. He is portly, a bit on the con-man side of scholarly, and a gentleman with the ladies. He has a good sense of humor and a keen eye for what pleases a crowd. He has made his living traveling the West selling a little nostrum called “Sasquatch C’lone.” He believes his discovery will actually help people–but it is his medicine show–the marketing with a show that has really pulled in the profits. People buy the potion more to have the fun of watching the show-and not because they believe in what it does.LILLY VESUVIUS — is the lady of the Company. She reminds onlookers a little of Marilyn Monroe: a bit empty-headed with a deep seated passion. She is a niece to Doc Holiday–and she tempts and teases men in the audience and Romantique Esquire with a brand of frontier flirting that arouses their glands and confuses their minds. She is a bit like Judy Holliday and Gracie Allen…saying funny nonsequitors… and raising her eyebrows and her skirts at the same time. She will spend much of the show in bloomers–because Doc knows that a little skin above the knee is always good for some male tongue-wagging sales. Lilly was a dance hall girl before she threw in with Doc and Romantique … and she has a little book of goals she checks off at the most inopportune times. She’s smarter than she makes out to be and can sing a great throbbing torch song.
  • ROSIE O’GRADY — is a defector from DOC to SLICKERY
  • ROMANTIQUE ESQUIRE (or CAVIAR BEAUREGARD) — is a sharpshooting gambler who has a past but he’s not telling anybody about it. He joined the Holiday Show just last week and Doc and Romantique are just getting to know each other. He thinks most women have straw in their heads… and he fights with Lilly … (though there is an odd attraction there)…as she outsmarts him from time to time and confuses him as much as she confuses the men in the audience who chase her. She willingly does the stunts that Romantique performs with his ‘Shooting irons’ and every once in a while she shows him up with some fancy trickery herself.

    SLICKERY’S GANG
    SLICKERY Q. SLIDEY — is a bully and a tough guy. He is actually the Gypsy Industrialist, Anhoser Babushka, in disguise. He can dance and sing. He is on a secret mission to steal the secret formula from his competition, Doc Holiday, who is the biggest distributor of “Sasquatch C’lone”. With the acquisition of Doc’s business, Babushka will have a complete monopoly on both the manufacture and distribution of Sasquatch C’lone. He leads a pack of malcontents whose talents for bumbling and mayhem are a mixed bag at best.

    DULLARD WITLESS — is a kind-hearted bumbler who has been on the trail most of his life drifting from that job to this. He is new to the Sasquatch  C’lone quest … but has joined Slickery on a “so-What?” kind of whim. He reveals more talent for wit and making sense than he is given credit for during the course of the show.

    THUMBS APLENTY — is a piano-player gone sour. He and Slickery have been making off with someone else’s material for much of their adult lives together. They gang up on Dullard–because he’s new to their vocation and because he’s so kind-hearted. Dullard does them in by the end of the performance … through which Thumbs plays piano most of the time … and yells rude things at Lilly.

  • Single setting
  • Pseudo Western costumes
  • Order# 3022

Available for ALL producing groups.

(Leicester Bay Theatricals is acting as AGENT for this musical. It is not considered a PUBLISHED musical, but one that is “in-process”. You will actually be negotiating the rights with the authors themselves, as we at LBT will be referring you to them.)


PERUSAL MATERIALS

  • The PERUSAL PAGES file is in PDF format and contains the first act of this musical: SagaOfSasquatchPERUSAL
  • mp3 Demo files available soon
  • EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.

REHEARSAL MATERIALS TO BE AVAILABLE:

EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.

  • This is a PREMIERE play, available for first production at discounted royalty rates.
  • Script in PDF format — Order #3022a : $20.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
  • Vocal Book in PDF format — Order #3022b : $10.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
  • Piano-Vocal Score in PDF format — Order #3022c : $15.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3022d : Royalty terms quoted on application
  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3022e : Royalty terms quoted on application
  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application

PRODUCTIONS

  • Well, it could be your group listed here — sometime soon.

BILLING CREDITS

The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:

The Saga of Sasquatch C’lone
or
Doc Holiday’s Electronic Medicine Show

Book by
J. Robert Howe

Music and Lyrics by
C. Michael Perry

NOTE: The names of the Playwright(s), Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play. (In a press release all type, will of course, be the same size.)

ALSO:

THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
The Saga of Sasquatch C’lone is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


 

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