Performance Dates
October 15, 16, 22, 23, 24*, 29, 30*, 31* November 5, 6, 2021
Curtain time is 8pm except for October 24, 30, and 31 which are matinees with a 2pm curtain.

Music by Eric Rockwell
Lyrics by Joanne Bogart
Book by Eric Rockwell and Joanne Bogart

Directed and Choreographed by Jolene Vettese
Music Direction by Lucia LaNave
Produced by Kate Keifer

The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

This production is part of RCP’s Apprentice Program which combines RCP’s high-quality theatrical productions with a focus on student education that engages local youth in community theatre and provides them with hands-on experience and training in all aspects of mounting a mainstage musical theatre production. It features a cast of 12 youth performers as well as a group of young technical artists joining RCP’s production team.


The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is a musical about musicals! In this hilarious satire of musical theatre, one story becomes five delightful musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form. The basic plot: June is an ingenue who can’t pay the rent and is threatened by her evil landlord. Will the handsome leading man come to the rescue? The variations are: a Rodgers & Hammerstein version, set in Kansas in August, complete with a dream ballet; a Sondheim version, featuring the landlord as a tortured artistic genius who slashes the throats of his tenants in revenge for not appreciating his work; a Jerry Herman version, as a splashy star vehicle; an Andrew Lloyd Webber version, a rock musical with themes borrowed from Puccini; and a Kander & Ebb version, set in a speakeasy in Chicago. This comic valentine to musical theatre was the longest-running show in the York Theatre Company’s 35-year history before moving off-Broadway.