Adrift in Macao

Book and Lyrics by Christopher Durang
Music by Peter Melnick

directed by Bradford Blake

February 22,23 March 1,2 8,9,10 15,16 2013

Nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Best Music, Adrift in Macao is a hilarious musical parody of classic film noir movies. Everyone who comes to Macao, China in 1952 is waiting for something, and though none of them knows exactly what that is, they hang around to find out. The characters include your film noir standards, like Lureena, the curvaceous blonde, who luckily bumps into Rick Shaw, the cynical surf-and-turf casino owner, her first night in town. Then along comes Mitch, the American who has just been framed for murder by the mysterious villain "McGuffin." With songs and quips, puns and farcical shenanigans, this musical parody is bound to please audiences of all ages.



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Cast List

Rick Jonathan Ross


Lureena Shannon-Courtney Denihan


Mitch Tom Denihan


Corrinna Vicki Sosbe


Tempura Tom Libonate


Trenchcoat Woman KC Ross


Trenchcoat Man Kevin Sosbe



Production Staff

Directed, Designed, & Choregraphed Bradford Blake

Stage Managers Tony Saracino, Kathy Bolster

Musical Director Bradford Blake

Piano/Conductor Charles Smith

Costume Design Renee Purdy

Lighting Design Richard Pettibone, Scott Wyshynski

Builders Scott Wyshynski, Glenn Couture, John Bolster, Frank Russo, Bradford Blake, Kevin Sosbe, Sonnie Osborne, Richard Pettibone

Running Crew John Bolster

Publicity Tom Libonate

Photography Richard Pettibone

Web Site Design

House Manager Christine Daley, Jill Fay

Producers Richard Pettibone, Glenn Couture


Ticky Tocky Club Band

Piano/Conductor Charles Smith

Synthesizer Dan Koch

Reeds Greg Vetter

Bass Charles Casimiro & Don Hurta

Percussion Nate Dobas & Jon Churchill


Special Thanks

Joe Russo, Suzi Pettibone, Norwalk High School


Set Design


Production Reviews

'Adrift In Macao' Is a Tsunami of a Musical Comedy!

'Adrift in Macao' Is a Bellyful of Laughs