Stiltz the Musical
"A Modern Rumplestiltskin"
Music & Lyrics by Deborah Johnson
Book & Additional Lyrics by Paula Miller
A Modern Rumplestiltskin, reminiscent of the “Rumplestiltskin” classic, features Lacey as the damsel in distress.
“…a tale for the whole family” -Tolucan Times
“…bright, witty and charming musical” -LCP
“…you will be tapping your feet!” -nohoartsdistrict.com
“…magical story…” Fontana Herald News
Terrific tunes, upbeat and bright, cute and fun fare that will keep you engaged and laughing!
Broadway World Review
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Simple and Easy!
Live & Virtual. Perusal materials available. Includes Instrumental tracks, SFX and transitions.
LACEY MILLER: A young single woman, post-college age
MALCOLM MILLER: Lacey’s father, a middle-aged, well-meaning inventor
ANN: Lacey’s trusted friend and sidekick
STILTZ: Nerdy computer technician, undistinguishable age
MICHAEL HATFIELD: A young man, post-college age, company executive
RICHARD DEVLIN: Slightly older man, ruthless company executive
LOIS: Exacting, loyal secretary, undistinguishable age
JOE: Ann’s boyfriend
DETECTIVE: Official looking for a suspect
SPEAKER ONE: Participant at Karaoke sing-along
SPEAKER TWO: Participant at Karaoke sing-along
World Premiere Cast 2010
Norco H.S. Performance
Office #7: George Giorgetti, Director
Techno Man Stop-Motion
Video by Original Knockoff
Click on the Video or on the Titles below to watch the song videos!
Videos from the World Premiere & NORCO High School.
Easy to produce! Norco High School produced STILTZ the Musical in 3 weeks with 2 casts. 7 Principle cast members, expandable chorus. Piano/Vocal score, Lead Sheets, Accompaniment tracks, with and without chorus vocals.
Norco H.S. Techno Man
Dear Old Dad
Why See Stiltz the Musical?
Audience members comment after a performance from the Los Angeles 2010 World Premiere Cast; playing at the Actors Forum Theatre, 10655 Magnolia Bl., North Hollywood 91601. September 24 - October 17, 2010.
Songs-Act I & II World Premiere Demo Recording
VOICE MAIL Opening song with full cast. (Lacey & Chorus)
THE PERFECT LIFE (Ann)
THIS COULD BE BIG Father & Daughter (Lacey & Miller)
EMERALD GREEN (Lacey)
HAPPY WITH ME (Lacey)
DEAR OLD DAD Father & Daughter (Lacey & Miller)
OFFICE #7 Lacey is "trapped" in her cubicle. (Lacey & Chorus)
TECHNO MAN (Stiltz & Chorus)
NOBODY LISTENS TO ME Secretary's lament. (Lois)
TEN YEARS How long it's taken for Ann's beau to propose. (Lacey & Ann)
GIMME A song of "greed." (Miller, Devlin & Chorus)
STRANGE BUSINESS Boss & Secretary notice strange happenings. (Hatfield, Lois & Chorus)
THIS COULD BE BIG REPRISE Optional to add at end of Act I. (Devlin & Stiltz)
NIGHT OF A MILLION HOURS Hatfield sings karaoke. (Hatfield)
I'LL SAY A PRAYER Lacey is desperate. (Lacey & Hatfield)
BIG SHOT Stiltz is grabbing for power. (Stiltz & Chorus)
HACKER CREW Stiltz with white, grey & back hat hacker crew. (Stiltz & Chorus)
ONE NIGHT Lacey & Hatfield realize they are in love. (Lacey & Hatfield)
Stiltz the Musical can be performed in one act or two.
Cast & Cast Photos
On three separate days, our damsel in distress is imprisoned in Office Number Seven by the evil Mr. Devlin and ordered to raise money to save her dad. She makes a pact with STILTZ, but may lose the man she truly loves! A modern adaptation of the wonderful tale of Rumperlstiltskin.
WORLD PREMIERE CAST & CREW (on videos)
ACTORS FORUM THEATRE SEPT. 24-OCT. 17, 2010 • North Hollywood, CA
Directorr: WAYLAND PICKARD, DOUG ENGALLA
Choreographer: MICHELE BERNATH
Music Director & Producer: DEBORAH JOHNSON
Lacey: ALLI MILLER
Miller: ROSS KRAMER
Ann: GWENDOLYN DRUYOR
Hatfield: DAVED WILKINS
Devlin: LARRY LEDERMAN
Lois: SUSAN SOLOMON
Stiltz: ROBERT MOON
Additional World Premiere Arranging: WAYLAND PICKARD
Lighting: CARY DUNN
Stage Manager: SANDRA GRAJEDA
Additional Music Production: MICHAEL FERENCI
Sound: JERRY SIDER
Tech: PIET BENNET
P.R: NORA FELDMAN
Special Thanks: DICK WOODY, DOUG HAVERTY
STILTZ can be performed with 7 actors-with double cast and additional chorus members for a larger troupe.
Original STUDIO CAST ALBUM (with additional songs & arrangements) produced in 2009 available here:
Original STUDIO CAST ALBUM called Office #7 (with additional songs & arrangements)
This album features original versions of some of the songs featured in the World Premiere performance. There are additional songs not in the final stage version and songs not included on this album that were written later. All the music went through further production & arranging before the World Premiere, but these are the original versions!
STUDIO CAST ALBUM features:
Lacey — DEBORAH JOHNSON, Miller, Devlin, Stiltz — WAYLAND PICKARD, Ann — NATASHA WALTON, Hatfield — DAVID JOHNSON, Lois — LORI DONATO, Chorus — LAWREN DONAHUE, CRYSTAL AGREDANO, MARC ZAPANTA, AVI KAPLAN, DAVID JOHNSON, DEBORAH JOHNSON, Additional solo on Voice Mail — LAWREN DONAHUE, Additional solo on Hacker Crew — AVI KAPLAN
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