Adrift in Macao
Version: OFF BROADWAY
Composer: Melnick, Peter
Lyricist: Durang, Christopher
Campbell, Alan/de Benedet, Rachel/Mendoza, Orville
A zany film noir parody hearkening back to the days when leading men were hard-boiled, dames were beautiful but dangerous, and musicals were filled with tunes so playfully catchy you couldn't dislodge them from your brain if your life depended on it.
Book and lyrics by one of America's funniest playwrights, Christopher Durang (in a very, very good mood).
An original and lethally catchy score signals the arrival of gifted new musical theater composer Peter Melnick.
Starring Alan Campbell, Rachel de Benedet, Orville Mendoza, Michele Ragusa and Jonathan Rayson.
"The Maltese falcon mates with the loon in Adrift In Macao ... Christopher Durang's broad spoof of film noir, with a score by Peter Melnick that mambos from Kurt Weill to Carmen Miranda, is set in 1952 in the Chinese port of Macao - a sinister locale peopled by diamond smugglers, shady nightclub owners, dope aficionados, femmes fatales, and a walking, winking Asian cliché named Tempura, because he's been `battered by life.'" - Boston Phoenix
"With a drop-dead funny book and shamefully silly lyrics by Christopher Durang and lethally catchy music by Peter Melnick, Adrift In Macao lovingly parodies the Hollywood film noir classics of the 1940s and '50s." - BroadwayWorld.com
"[The] music hops effectively among genres, evoking period music from Kurt Weill to big bands." - New York Times
14 tracks total.