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Cougar The Musical

By Donna Moore

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Real and theatrical worlds collide in a zany backstage story about actors staging a ridiculous updating of Euripides’ Ion, which certain audience members find so moving that they are compelled to leap into the action.

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 Concord Theatricals.

 

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.
     

Available for licensing through Concord Theatricals

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