Scary Musical: The Musical
Scary Musical: The Musical
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They sing! They dance! They die! On the night before the opening of Vera Miles High School Drama Department’s production of Scary Musical, a brutal double murder takes place. We soon learn that a mental patient has escaped and all musical hell is about to break loose. Combining a slasher movie plot with a rock ‘n’ roll score, this laugh-outloud new musical melee has all of your favorite scary movie clichés with an added twist—these teenage victims sing and dance all the way to the grave and beyond.


On the night before the opening of the Vera Miles High School Drama Dept's production of Scary Musical a gruesome double murder takes place. The school’s leading lady  Drew Campbell and her understudy, Eve are slashed to death.   A bubbly new girl named Jamie Lee Leigh arrives in town bearing a striking resemblance to the murdered Drew and thus begins the competition for her replacement. We soon learn that a Crazy Mental Patient has escaped from the Hidden Secrets Psychiatric Hospital and all "musical" HELL is about to break loose as we follow Jamie and her new friends Norman, Carrie, Jason and Freddy along with nosy reporter Leeza Courtney Fox and the escaped mental on a horrifically hilarious journey.


Downright hilarious

–The Guardian


Drew Michelle Campbell: 17, Sexy, entitled, with lots of attitude. All she cares about is playing the lead in the school musical. 

Jamie Lee Leigh: 17, Cheery, neurotic, and a little bulimic. She has two goals for the semester - to stay a virgin and lose five pounds. 

Jason Cravin: 17, Sexy, dangerous and dumb. Captain of the Hockey Team. He is desperate to get laid...with anyone. 

Norman Hates: 17, Shy quiet and crazy. He is kept on a very tight leash by his domineering dead mother.

Freddy Louissier: 17, A hopeless romantic trying to write that one great poem for Carrie. Unfortunately she hates his guts. 

Carrie Beige: 17, Daughter of a religious fanatic. An outcast, she is deeply in love with Jamie. Carrie has a lot of issues to work out. 

Leeza Courtney Fox: 30- 40 Host of “Horrible Story.” A cross between Nancy Grace, Mary Hart and Charles Busch.

Mr. Macguffin: 30- 40 Flamboyant Drama Teacher / Wrestling Coach.

Teena Louise: 25 -40, Leeza’s Cam girl. Belligerent and terrified. 

Casting Note: The same actress plays Drew and Jamie.

The actress playing Leeza is the V.O for Jamie's mother, Norman's mother and Carrie's mother.

The actor playing Mr. Macguffin plays the Radio Announcer and is the V.O for Freddy's father. 

Setting: The quiet coastal town of Hidden Secrets USA

Richard Hochberg: Writing credits: Scary Musical, Town Without Pity the love songs of Gene Pitney, Good Bad But Beautiful the music of Shirley Bassey, Peggy Lee and Vicki Carr. Currently working on new musical Biting Broadway- The First Successful Vampire Musical. Regional directing credits: Rent, High School Musical, The Full Monty, Beehive, An Inspector Calls, Little Women The Musical, The Rocky Horror Show. Los Angeles directing credits include: The Normal Heart, A Bicycle Country by Nilo Cruz , Come Back To The 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Christmas With The Crawfords. He directed a short film based on his stage production of Walking To Waldheim starring Doris Roberts, John Randolph and Kaye Ballard. He has staged celebrity charity readings of The Boys In The Band and Valley Of The Dolls starring Bruce Villanche, Joely Fisher, Larraine Newman, Donna Mills, Wilson Cruz, Alec Mapa, Douglas Sills and Sharon Lawrence . He has studied both as a director and actor with Jose Quintero, Elizabeth Swados, Andrei Serban, Wilford Leach and Estelle Parsons.

Michael Paternostro (role) Broadway:  Soul Doctor Moisheleh/Milt, A Chorus Line Greg, Saturday Night Fever Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels original cast, Sweet Smell Of Success Billy Van Cleve, Fosse original cast, Guys And Dolls Rusty Charlie, Beauty And The Beast (LA) Lumiere, LeFou.  National Tour: The Producers Carmen Ghia, West Side Story Action, Arab.  EFX in Las Vegas covering David Cassidy. Numerous regional productions, some highlights: Annie Rooster with both Andrea McArdle and Sally Struthers, Fiddler On The Roof Motel with Lanie Kazan, Funny Girl Edde Ryan with Vicki Lewis, and Kiss Of The Spider Woman Valentin.  TV:  “Whoopie!” Guest star, “Late Show With Jimmy Fallon” Dr. Oz spoof.  Movie: Whirlwind Louis.  Michael also works as a Musical Director and pianist, highlights: Kiss Me Kate at Reprise with Tom Hewitt, Forbidden Broadway West Coast premier.  Michael is also the composer of the new musical Scary Musical The Musical.

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“A kick ass book and score …pee in your pants funny” –Michael Sterling, State of the Arts Talk Radio

“Boffo Theatrical humor…deliriously funny” –Broadway World

“Why isn’t this show on Broadway?” –Hollywood Gothique

“Deliciously satiric songs…already a hit” –Daily News

“Hilariously Grisly! Joyously Entertaining! A rousing crowd pleaser! “ –Edge Publications

“Non stop show –stopping comedy” –The Geek Authority

“ A night full of hilarious horror film parodies even to those unfamiliar with the genre.” –Liberty Voice

“funny dialogue, skilled lyrics, good tunes” –Stephen Schwartz

Materials: Your materials will be sent to you two months prior to your opening date and will include everything necessary for your production. They can be ordered in Printed or Digital format. Printed Materials are provided on unbound three-hole punched loose-leaf paper while Digital Materials are provided via email as downloadable PDF files for you to print in-house. All materials are yours to keep! No deposits, no returns.
The Authorized Materials/Rehearsal Package for Scary Musical: The Musical includes: 

  • Production Scripts
  • Vocal Scores

  • Piano
  • Keyboard
  • Guitar
  • Bass 
  • Drums 
Official Logo Pack Now Included! To help you promote your show, Stage Rights now includes a logo pack with your license. The logo pack includes high resolution versions (both color and black and white) of our show logo. The logo is the portion of the artwork with the title of the show. The surrounding artwork is also available for an additional fee.
Optional Materials:  

  • Reference Recording
  • Stage Manager’s Script – Printed on standard 8.5” x 11” 3-hole-punched paper, with the same page numbers and text as the Production Scripts, but with more space on the page for notes and cues.