Double Trouble - A Musical Tour de Farce
Double Trouble - A Musical Tour de Farce

Book, Music & Lyrics by Bob Walton and Jim Walton

Double Trouble A Musical Tour de Farce

Jimmy and Bobby Martin have the opportunity of a life time – writing a song for a major motion picture – except they have only a few hours to do it. From the creators of the hysterical revue MID-LIFE! THE CRISIS MUSICAL, DOUBLE TROUBLE (A MUSICAL TOUR DE FARCE) is a spoof of 1940’s Hollywood in which 2 performers play 10 different larger than life characters. Written and originally performed by Bob and Jim Walton, this tale of singing, dancing and song-writing brothers, is sure to get you laughing and your toes tapping.

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Audio clips of the authors’ live performance of DOUBLE TROUBLE.

Just the Two of Us
First Class Love
You Can Do Anything
Swifty's Song
You Can Do Anything (reprise)
Cold Sesame Noodles
A Very Good First Impression
Gotcha!
Back to Old Broadway

Set Requirements

ONE MODULAR SET: A rehearsal studio with an upright piano (functional, if needed), a recording booth with sound proof window, a desk with phone and intercom, a water cooler, a chaise lounge and various Hollywood knickknacks on a shelf. Upstage by the door we see a frosted sliding glass window that shows part of the hallway. On one side of the set is a door leading to a bathroom, and on the other side, a closet.

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Cast Requirements

Double Trouble is performed by two men, each playing one half of a singing, dancing and songwriting team as well as multiple other characters.

PRINCIPALS

Bobby Martin
Jimmy Martin

Bobby’s Characters:

  • Merwin M. Garner – the boss of MMG Studios
  • Millie Ferber – Mr. Garner's secretary
  • Seymour Beckley – an intern
  • Rebecca Lefleurdelemaganis – the beautiful redhead movie star

Jimmy’s Characters:

  • Jenna Jumper – host of Jenna Jumper's Cavalcade of Stars
  • Preston Creest – a famous director-choreographer
  • Bix Minky – the audio engineer
  • Swifty Morris – a slick, Hollywood agent
  • Rebecca Lefleurdelemaganis – the beautiful redhead movie star

Rental Materials

REHEARSAL SET

5 LIBRETTO BOOKS

5 PIANO-VOCAL BOOKS

1 LOGO CD

10 BOOKS (1 or 2 PLAYERS*)

*Both performers in DOUBLE TROUBLE play the piano on stage in addition to one piano player in the pit. This is not essential – a fake piano may be used on stage (angled away from the audience) and a second piano player may be added to the pit.

Orchestra

  • Keyboard I - Piano/Conductor
  • Keyboard II
  • Drums/Percussion
  • Trumpet
  • Reeds - Tenor Sax/Clarinet/Flute

Additional books:

  • Trombone
  • Upright Bass (free up left hand of Keyboard II)

The show can be done with Piano/Bass/Drums or with Solo Piano.