Murder at the Bay Street Cabaret Cast Info Page

CAST (IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE)

  • Barry Lefkowitz (The Podcaster) – Travis Harold Coles
  • Sponsor #1 – Sallie Just Sallie (Daniel J. Hilton)
  • Sponsor #2/Various Characters – Gwen Leahy
  • Mare L. Streip (The Leading Lady) – Valerie America Lavelle
  • Wesley Smithsithins Smythe (The Leading Man) – Damon Banks Jr.
  • Rosalie Armstrong (The Stage Manager) – Cami Nicole Hall
  • Vic Stone (The Ladykiller) – Rayshawn Roberts
  • Loretta L’Amour (The Femme Fatale) – Carman iCandy (JoJo Ward)
  • Addy Stuart (The Ingenue) – Hannah Dodson

CONCEPT

An audience-driven murder mystery with Broadway songs.  A podcaster narrates (and participates in) the story about someone amongst the cast and crew of the Bay Street Cabaret who is murdered.

At the end of Act 1, the audience will vote on who gets killed, how they are killed, and who the killer is, which will result in Act 2 being different based upon those votes.

TENTATIVE REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Date Time Goal Required Conflicts
Aug 1-6 Varies

1 hour; solo and monologue rehearsals scheduled with Rick in person (day or evening at the club as long as the theater is available).  Use Calendly to schedule here:  https://calendly.com/rick-garman/murder-at-the-bay-street-cabaret-1-1-rehearsal

Damon Mon Aug 1 at 8pm
Sallie Mon Aug 1 at 9pm
Rayshawn Thu Aug 4 at 5pm
Cami Fri Aug 5 at 2pm
Val Sat Aug 6 at 12pm
Damon Sat Aug 6 at 2pm

All
Aug 7 1-3pm Cast meeting, read through, and too much food All
Aug 8 4-6pm Podcaster and Sponsors run through scenes and songs Travis, Daniel, Gwen
Aug 8-13 Varies

1 hour; solo and monologue rehearsals scheduled with Rick in person (day or evening at the club as long as the theater is available).  Use Calendly to schedule here:  https://calendly.com/rick-garman/murder-at-the-bay-street-cabaret-1-1-rehearsal

Sallie Mon Aug 8 at 8pm
Rayshawn Tue Aug 9 at 5pm
Val Thu Aug 11 at 5pm
Cami Fri Aug 12 at 2pm

All
Sun, Aug 14 5-9pm Cell Block Tango
It Sucks to Be Me
Face Your Fears
Group scene at top of act 2 blocking
Run through if time
All
Mon, Aug 15 7-10pm Run through on book All
Tuu, Aug 16 7-10pm Run through off book/Tech All
Wed, Aug 17 7-10pm Tech/Dress All Rick out from 8pm on
Thu, Aug 18 6-7:45pm Songs only All JoJo available after 6:30pm
Fri, Aug 19 5-10pm Call time 5pm; sound check 6:30pm; doors 7pm; show 7:30pm All Damon available after 6:00pm
Sun, Aug 21 5-10pm Call time 5pm; sound check 6:30pm; doors 7pm; show 7:30pm All

 

FULL SCRIPT

Murder at the Bay Street Cabaret – 7-20-22 – PDF (opens in a new window)

Important notes:

  • This is a first draft.  It may change.
  • I encourage ad libbing, especially if you can think of something funnier
  • The first few pages have a character breakdown with all of your scenes and songs listed
  • Most scenes in the second act have 2 or 3 versions, depending on who the audience votes to be the murderer and who gets killed
  • Each is marked Version A: If <Character> is Alive, Version B: If <Character> is Dead; and so on
  • Focus on memorizing Version A – that is the most likely version since only one person will be “dead”
  • Everyone needs to learn the <MURDERER> lines of Act 2 Scene 10 along with the song, “What I Did For Love” (it’s only 2:20 long), but only one person will be doing it
  • The changes from Version A to Version B or C are marked in red and as you’ll see they are minimal – a line here or there.
  • In the Version B or C, you’ll see an add on at the end in red that is repeated in almost every subsequent Version B or C of every scene, although there are slight variations in some of them
  • We’ll know by the end of intermission who is dead and who the killer is and we’ll have a quick huddle that will go like this…
    • Scene #X will be Version B (because that character is dead) and everything else is version A
    • Scene #10, the <MURDERER> lines and “What I Did For Love” will be performed by (whomever)
  • This may seem complicated, but I promise it’ll be a lot easier than it looks

OVERVIEW AND MUSIC

Act 1 Scene 1

Scene: Barry Lefkowitz (The Podcaster) introduces his show and the sponsor interrupts with a commercial.
Song: “Money, Money” from Cabaret
Sung By: Sponsor #1 and Sponsor #2 (Sallie and Gwen)

Money, Money Instrumental  |  Money, Money Guide Vocal  |  Lyric Sheet

 

Act 1 Scene 2

Scene: Barry talks about the Bay Street Cabaret cast and the murder.
Song: “Schadenfreude” from Avenue Q
Sung By: Barry (Travis)

Schadenfreude Instrumental  |  Schadenfreude Guide Vocal  |  Lyric Sheet

 

Act 1 Scene 3

Introducing Mare L. Streip (The Leading Lady)
Song: “To Keep My Love Alive” from A Connecticut Yankee
Sung By: Mare (Val)

To Keep My Love Alive Instrumental  |  To Keep My Love Alive RG Guide Vocal  |  Lyric Sheet

 

Act 1 Scene 4

Introducing Wesley Smithsithins Smythe (The Leading Man)
Song: “Those Were the Good Old Days” from Damn Yankees
Sung By: Wesley (Damon)

Those Were the Good Old Days – Edited Instrumental  |  Those Were the Good Old Days – Edited Guide Vocal  |  Lyric Sheet

 

Act 1 Scene 5

Introducing Rosalie Armstrong (The Stage Manager)
Song: “Be Our Guest” from Beauty and the Beast
Sung By: Rosalie (Cami)

Be Our Guest Instrumental with Backing Vocal  |  Be Our Guest Guide Vocal  |  Lyric Sheet

 

Act 1 Scene 6

Introducing Vic Stone (The Ladykiller)
Song: “Better With a Man” from A Gentleman’s Guide to Murder
Sung By: Vic (Rayshawn)

Better With a Man Instrumental  |  Better With a Man RG Guide Vocal  |  Lyric Sheet

 

Act 1 Scene 7

Introducing Loretta L’Amour (The Femme Fatale)
Song: “Whatever Lola Wants” from Damn Yankees
Sung By: Loretta (Carman)

Whatever Lola Wants Instrumental  |  Whatever Lola Wants Guide Vocal  |  Lyric Sheet

 

Act 1 Scene 8

Introducing Addy Stuart (The Ingenue)
Song: “Sexy” from Mean Girls
Sung By: Addy (Hannah)

Sexy Instrumental  |  Sexy Guide Vocal  |  Lyric Sheet

 

Act 1 Scene 9

Setting up the crime.
Song: “Cell Block Tango” from Chicago
Sung By: Val, Cami, Gwen, Hannah, Sallie, and Carman on lead, Ensemble on backup

Cell Block Tango Instrumental  |  Cell Block Tango Guide Vocal  |  Lyric Sheets with Parts Notated

INTERMISSION

 

Act 2 Scene 1

The cast wonders who got killed.
Song: “It Sucks to be Me” from Avenue Q
Sung By: Ensemble

It Sucks to be Me Edited Instrumental  |  It Sucks to be Me Guide Vocal  |  Lyric Sheet with Parts Notated

 

Act 2 Scene 2

Wesley reveals his motive.
Song: “Luck Be at Lady” from Guys and Dolls
Sung By: Wesley (Damon)

Luck Be at Lady Instrumental  |  Luck Be at Lady Guide Vocal  |  Lyric Sheet

 

Act 2 Scene 3

Vic reveals his motive.
Song: “He Vas My Boyfriend” from Young Frankenstein
Sung By: Vic (Rayshawn)

He Vas My Boyfriend Instrumental Edited  | He Vas My Boyfriend RG Guide Vocal  |  He Vas My Boyfriend (Broadway Vocal)  |  Lyric Sheet

 

Act 2 Scene 4

Mare reveals her motive.
Song: “I’m Still Here” from Follies
Sung By: Mare (Val)

I’m Still Here Instrumental  |  I’m Still Here Guide Vocal  |  Lyric Sheet

 

Act 2 Scene 5

Barry reveals his motive.
Song: “In Short” from Edges
Sung By: Barry (Travis)

In Short Instrumental  |  In Short RG Vocal  |  In Short Pro Vocal  |  Lyric Sheet

 

Act 2 Scene 6

Sponsor #1 reveals her motive.
Song: “100 Easy Ways to Lose a Man” from Wonderful Town
Sung By: Sponsor #1 (Sallie)

100 Easy Ways to Lose a Man Edited Instrumental  |  100 Easy Ways to Lose a Man (Broadway Vocal)  |  Lyric Sheet

 

Act 2 Scene 7

Addy reveals her motive.
Song: “You Oughta Know” from Jagged Little Pill
Sung By: Addy (Hannah)

You Oughta Know Instrumental  |  You Oughta Know Vocal (Broadway Soundtrack, May Not Match Track!)  |  Lyric Sheet

 

Act 2 Scene 8

Rosalie reveals her motive.
Song: “Rose’s Turn” from Gypsy
Sung By: Rosalie (Cami)

Rose’s Turn Piano Only Instrumental  |  Rose’s Turn Guide Vocal (Does Not Match Track!)  |  Lyric Sheet

 

Act 2 Scene 9

The Femme Fatale reveals her motive.
Song: “Please Don’t Touch Me” from Young Frankenstein
Sung By: Femme Fatale (Carman)

Please Don’t Touch Me Edited Instrumental  |  Don’t Touch Me RG Guide Vocal  |  Lyric Sheet

 

COMMERCIAL PARODIES

Pretty, Pretty Girl Cosmetics – Act 1, Scene 2 – Sallie Solo

Vocal  |  Instrumental

    Irony Candy Shop and Dental – Act 1, Scene 3 – Sallie Solo

    Vocal Instrumental

    Coxapro – Act 1, Scene 4 – Sallie Solo, Gwen Lines

    Vocal  Instrumental

    Joe’s Live Bait & Gun Shop – Act 1, Scene 6 – Sallie Solo, Gwen Backup and Line

    Vocal Instrumental

    Lady of the Night Perfume – Act 1, Scene 7 – Sallie Solo, Gwen Lines

    Vocal Instrumental

    Crazy for Congress – Act 1, Scene 8 – Sallie, Gwen Duet

    Vocal Instrumental

    Carma Lou’s Mattress Kingdom – Act 2, Scene 3 – Sallie, Gwen Duet

    Vocal Instrumental

    Soothing Nights Tea Metal Version – Act 2, Scene 8 – Gwen Solo

    Vocal Instrumental

    Soothing Nights Tea Rap Version – Act 2, Scene 9 – Sallie Solo

    Vocal Instrumental

    BUDGET & PAY

    The budget but will be in the same neighborhood as our last few shows – about $1,500 give or take – allocated as follows:

    • Set – $200
    • Props – $100
    • Costumes – $0 (use whatever is in your closet that works)
    • Music/Sound  $150
    • Advertising – $800
    • Other Costs – $250

    Just like past shows, the profits from the door (minus taxes and fees for the club and expenses) will be split between performers:

    • I will be taking a partial reimbursement for my expenses, amount TBD
    • Anyone else who has incurred an approved expense will receive a 100% reimbursement
    • The remaining money will be split evenly between all performers (in the past this has been between $100-$200)

    CONTACT

      Rick

      rick.garman@yahoo.com

      818-281-2600