Bryan D. Leys

Full Musicals – Comedies

What Have They Done with Lolana Lamour?

What Have They Done with Lolana Lamour?

In this two act musical screwball farce, con-women, gangsters and scoundrels meet up in the grand foyer of a Beverly Hills mansion. What they lack in morality they make up for in kookiness. Their irreverent antics weave a tangled web of schemes and song.

How to Marry a Divorced Man

How to Marry a Divorced Man

Layla Diamond, a rock and roll reporter in her late 30’s, follows the advice of her daffy mother and seeks out a divorced man. Settling her sights on a charming sports agent with a needy ex and two obnoxious children, Layla makes one madcap mistake after another, adopting false identities, causing multiple mix-ups, and turning her marital quest into a hilarious farce.

Argentina Rumpus

Argentina Rumpus

Two Broadway lyricists on the run escape down to Argentina. They encounter international intrigue, danger, murder, Latin passion, and a town of screwball characters in this madcap comedy.

Dick Denning: Murder on Broadway

Dick Denning: Murder on Broadway

In 1947, Dick Denning, a down-on-his-heels private detective, needs a case to change his fortune and reclaim his ex-wife. Assisted by his loyal secretary and able sidekick, Denning hits the high and low spots of New York looking for a musical comedy killer. For information and licensing, visit http://www.miracleor2.com/murder.html.

Kid Dakota

Kid Dakota

As the old west becomes unpleasantly tame and civilized, a pack of bronco busters take off for Hollywood to become stuntmen and eventually singing cowboy stars. But fame and fortune come into conflict with the Code of the West.

Gabriel, Blow Your Horn

Gabriel, Blow Your Horn

A light-hearted fable of good, evil, and shades in between. It’s Judgment Day and the Angel Gabriel is assigned to demolish the Planet Earth at midnight. But his old girlfriend, Lilith, who is now working for the other team, is doing everything in her infernal powers to stop him. And the military-industrial complex isn’t too happy about it either.

Midsummer Nights

Midsummer Nights

Here is Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream crossed with Grease and Beach Blanket Bingo to create a wacky musical that is narrated by beach bum Puck. He is backed up by a chorus of three girls in bikinis – Moth, Blossom, and Cobweb. The young lovers are high school kids, an archetypal nerd, and an airhead. Theseus is the high school coach and Oberon and Titania have been recast as delightfully out-of-place beatniks. Shakespeare’s basic plot fits right into American sixties culture to form a delightful show. For licensing and information, visit http://www.samuelfrench.com/p/4260/midsummer-nights.

Hoodwinked

Hoodwinked

Foot stomping production numbers and soaring solos and duets punctuate this hilarious romp through Sherwood Forest. Robin Hood and his famous band come face to face with some very liberated women. When the Sheriff of Nottingham captures Maid Marian for the umpteenth time, the ensuing antics involve such plots and ploys as Tuck’s confession concession, dancing bears, a strike by the Nottingham hangman’s local, the proclaiming of a holiday for villains – and the liberation of Maid Marian in more ways than one. Here is a show for all those men who dream of being Errol Flynn and all those women who would rather rescue themselves. For licensing and more information, visit http://www.samuelfrench.com/p/1388/hoodwinked.

Hells Belles

Hell’s Belles

Welcome to Hell! Your host for the evening is Lester, a show-biz-loving devil. He is challenged by a newly arrived pop star who has her own ideas about damnation. She joins the likes of Salome, Lady Godiva, Lizzie Borden, Joan Crawford, and Janis Joplin in a fast-paced musical comedy. Will the pop star accept her fate and join the chorus, or will she stage a revolution? And what is Eleanor Roosevelt doing here? Hell’s Belles is a tour de force for three actresses who play over 20 roles, with kooky costumes, razor-sharp satire and gleeful irreverence.

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