While camping, a group of teens are attacked by a MUTATED lake monster! Two scientists work to stop the creature before it's too late in this kitschy musical adaptation of the black-and-white cult favorite film.
The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical! follows guitar-slinging scientist, Professor Jackson, and his smitten graduate student, Stephanie Yates, on a research trip to picturesque Phantom Lake. After meeting five swell teenage campers in the forest, the group soon discover that reckless disposal of “atomic waste” has transformed a shell-shocked WWII soldier into a terrifying mutant algae monster! Can the scientists, teens, and local canoe cops stop the monster before it’s too late?
The playfully inventive score features catchy tunes inspired by Golden Age Broadway musicals, 1950s rock-n-roll, and vintage science fiction in this new musical by Adam Boll (music/lyrics) & Christopher R. Mihm (book). The show has a vibe that’s similar to Little Shop of Horrors or Young Frankenstein while still feeling unique. It’s not an over-the-top parody; it treats bad sci-fi B-movies the way The Music Man treats 1912 Iowa.
Music & Lyrics by Adam Boll
Book by Christopher R. Mihm
Show Length: 1 hour 50 minutes (2 acts)
Cast Size: 10+ (ensemble cast)
Vocal Demands: Moderate
Dance Requirements: Minimal
Orchestra Size: Medium (14)
Recommended for: Community / University / High School / Dinner Theatre
Rating: PG (mildly frightening scenes; some innuendo / suggestive dialogue)
Tags: strong leading roles, musical comedy, kitschy / sci-fi / monster / horror genres, adapted from film, environmental themes
WHAT AUDIENCES HAVE TO SAY...
”A brilliant work of art. The music is unexpectedly outstanding. The story line moves along at an enjoyable pace and the acting is fantastic. Adam Boll takes it to the next level with his catchy and well written tunes. You don’t want to miss this new musical. It’ll knock your socks off!”
”I found this to be funny, intriguing, entertaining, musically varied and FUN… I enjoyed this CD more than I expected – good story and good music and a lot of tongue in cheek.”
”[the] score is a canny pastiche of a variety of musical styles from the 20th Century… being a HUGE musical theater fan, and owning a large collection of cast album recordings, I can state that I have heard MANY Broadway cast recordings which are far less fun and memorable than this.”