THE WRONG BOX
THE WRONG BOX
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant
Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson & Lloyd Osbourne
Full Length Musical, Farce, Musical Comedy, Appropriate for all ages
Large Cast: 11m, 1f, Optional Ensemble
Running Time: 2hours 30minutes with intermission
A mysterious corpse is knocking about Victorian London, and two unscrupulous cousins are desperately trying to find it – except when they’re desperately trying to lose it! If the corpse turns out to be Uncle Joseph, then Cousin Michael gets the family fortune, unless Cousin Morris can dispose of the body before he gets there. From pillar to post, from packing-case to piano, the hapless heirs scramble to keep up with the vanishing cadaver in this musical adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic farce.
"...ONE OF THE MOST CREATIVE AND UNIQUE WORKS THAT NEEDS TO BE SEEN...ONE HELL OF A CRAZY RIDE..."-- Kristen Morales, BroadwayWorld
"SHEER DELIGHT FROM THE FIRST NOTES... A HEAP OF FUN! ...MAJOR HAPPY FACE!"-- Eva Heinemann, Hi! Drama.
"IF YOU ENJOY DEATH HUMOR AND MUSICAL THEATER, LOOK NO FURTHER FOR A LITTLE DEMENTED, FIRST-CLASS ENTERTAINMENT."--Sharon Nichols, Chronogram
ABOUT THE SHOW
Artwork by Christopher Michaels
Photo by Jeremy Daniel
The Wrong Box had its world premiere in 2018 at the Dream Up Festival at Theatre for the New City in New York, NY.
Previously, The Wrong Box was presented as a staged reading at the National Opera Center in New York City, featuring Frank Vlastnik (Broadway: Big, A Year with Frog and Toad, The Sweet Smell of Success).
In 2013, a studio album was recorded and released. The album is available on CD Baby, Amazon, and iTunes.
The show has also received several developmental readings, both in full and in part, at The Playground Experiement, the Musical Theatre Factory, Theatre Resources Unlimited, and the Golden Fleece Composer’s Chamber Theater.
In 2002, Union College put up a production of The Wrong Box in Schenectady, NY.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
Finalist for London’s Burbage Productions New Writing Prize. (2014.)