When in Rome

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When in Rome, do as the Romans do... slip on a toga and charge like a lion into this dazzling musical! Left the checkbook in the chariot, your Caesar Card at home? Don t worry, we ve got lay-away! Your audiences will really love the tongue-in-cheek humor Bill Francoeur delightfully weaves into the 10 songs in this side-splitting musical comedy. Peasant thieves Gladius (you could say he s a dorkus supremus!), Minimus (his friends call him Mini), and Julia sneak into the royal palace disguised as handmaidens. Gladius is smitten with the beautiful princess and simply must catch another glimpse of her. They are promptly caught in a hilarious scene, almost becoming lion food until the princess gets an idea. She must marry soon, but almost all the senators and other men of the city, except the repulsive Senator Altilis, are away at war. If she can t find a suitable match, her father has decreed she must marry the last gladiator standing in the upcoming games! That s the last thing this intelligent but headstrong feminist leader wants! And Senator Altilis is deviously plotting to get her out of the empire s affairs by moving the date of the gladiator games up, thus burdening the princess with having to plan her dreaded wedding. This is where Gladius comes in! The princess schemes to train Gladius to compete in the games so she can avoid marrying Brudis, the brainless brute favored to win. The only hitch? Gladius has to win! That s easier said than done, as the princess realizes once the training begins! This masterful, eclectic musical will knock your togas off with songs like the peasants comical I Could Be Royalty, the Broadway style Rome Wasn t Built in a Day, the muses rousing Last Gladiator Standing and Gladius s hysterical I m Gonna Die.

PublisherPioneer Drama Service
CategoryMusical Pantomine or Score
AuthorMartin A. Follose
Music ByBill Francoeur
Duration120 minutes
Adapted Byn/a
Based Onn/a
Extras1 either
Royalty PlayPioneer Drama
Sale Price$22.50 (excl. GST and postage)
Our reference94317

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