The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: A Musical Based on the Classic Story by James Thurber
Musical comedy Based on the story by James Thurber Characters: 5 male, 6 female, and as many extras as desired. Scenery: Various simple sets (or one basic set). On his fortieth birthday Walter Mitty reflects on his drab, ordinary life. Defeated in his quest for wealth and glory by family responsibilities, a mortgage, and a routine job, he creates elaborate fantasies in which he is the hero. His secret world is so enticing that he often loses sight of the boundary between dream and reality and comically slips into his imagination. An attractive would be chanteuse aptly named Willa de Wisp encourages Walter to leave his wife, shed the burdens of suburban living and really live the secret life. Unfortunately it is as unattainable as it is appealing. At the end of the play Walter discovers that he is happily committed to the real world. A thoroughly pleasant musical evening.-- Time.
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ACT ONE SCENE ACT TWO SCENE Aggie AGNES ain't ALAN MENKEN Baklava bar unit best thing BLACKOUT ACT blue Buddy Boy champagne cigarette coat Confidence Crosses to bar Crosses to MITTY Crosses to table Daddy DOCTORS dream drink drop eggbeater Enters Exits Fan the Flame forty Fred Gorman Glad glass gonna goodbye gotta GROUPS—MUSICAL HARRY and WILLA Harry's Bar HAZEL HEAD NURSE Hello HOWARD ASHMAN IRVING IRVING crosses JIM WANN kidding Kisses knife little girl Look Lyrics MACMILLAN Mitty kitchen MITTY'S MUSIC Offstage Okay old folks PEASANT WOMEN PENINNAH Periaktoi pink platform Pump Boys Rocky Horror Show RUTHIE Scene 11 scrim secret SEGUE Shhhhhh shoes Sings sits slip Drip Spatula Spoken in tempo Starmites stool SYLVIA talking Tapocketa Drip tell Tiger VOICE walkin Walt Walter Mitty What's who's Willa de Wisp Xavier Cugat Yeah Yeh Yeh Yeh