Cougar The Musical

By Donna Moore

The lives of Clarity, Lilly and Mary-Marie cross as they open their eyes to possibilities and discover a new sense of self-worth when they find that younger men are attracted to them … and vice versa!

Reviews

“It is filled with original melodies…The script reflects considerable imagination and contains a few knowing jokes.” – New York Times

““Like a woman who tries to have it all, Cougar The Musical has a lot going on. The 90-minute off-Broadway tuner is funny, raucous, sweetly sentimental and romantic. And women, mostly women of a certain age, are likely to fall under its life-affirming spell.” – NY1

Available for licensing through Samuel French .

Analysis:

Dramaturgy: Great Roles for Actors

  • Journey of discovery, through the fears of aging to new life and sense of self worth
  • Broadway caliber talent: Brenda Braxton (Chicago, Smokey Joe’s Cafe), Catherine Porter (Next to Normal, Sunset Boulevard), Babs Winn and Danny Bernardy
  • Music by Donna Moore, with Mark Barkan, Meryl Leppard, John Baxindine, Seth Lefferts and Arnie Gross. Book by Donna Moore.
  • Directed by TONY-nominated Lynne Taylor-Corbett

Story Elements: Universal Appeal

  • Popular subject of books, television and film
  • Time Magazine selected “cougar” as #1 buzz word for 2007
  • Articles including Cougar! in Boston Globe, Dallas Morning News, Philadelphia Daily News
  • Cougar Town TV series ABC and TBS
  • The Graduate: Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman
  • Target audience is perfect for theatre: women 40+ the ticket buyers
  • Hilarious, soulful and sexy tale of women’s empowerment, discovering anew the essence of love and self-worth.

Cost: Modest Production

  • Low-running costs: four actors, unit set, two-piece band
  • Built for Off Broadway, sit-downs and tours across the country
  • Low-cost development through cabaret

Significant subsidiary Market Potential

  • Region and amateur theaters around the world
  • Productions in the U.K., Korea, Denmark and around the U.S.