Fractured Follies, A Comedy Musical About Dance Perusal



A Comedic Musical Review.  Vaudeville returns to the stage with this tribute to the tried-and-true genre that amused our parents and grandparents.   In addition, there are new skits, songs, and dance numbers written especially in the vaudeville tradition but with a contemporary touch.  Enjoy!!


We always hear about “Rudolph THIS!” or “Rudolph THAT!” Just because Rudolph saved the day ONCE… Everybody tends to forget about the eight ORIGINAL reindeer.

Well? They’re not putting up with it anymore and DANCER is championing the cause. However, he may have taken things a bit too far. His mischief gets out of hand, and he manages to back himself into a corner.

Now, this wouldn’t be so bad except for the fact that he takes everybody down with him. Especially Ralph, the Elf Manager. Because of all the chaos, Ralph accidentally clobbers Santa on the head. Santa winds out with amnesia and has no interest at all in climbing into a sleigh and delivering toys on Christmas Eve. Ralph, of course, thinks his career will be over as soon as Santa regains his memory and realizes what he’s done.

In the middle of it all, Santa starts calling Mrs. Claus, “Fee Fee,” and all SHE wants to do is go on a long overdue vacation.

And all of this is being absorbed with total confusion by the two new little elves working in Santa’s Workshop.

Will Christmas happen this year? Of course, it does! There’s ALWAYS a happy ending! And the Music is delightful.

Cast of Characters

    1. DANCER – The Reindeer
    2. RALPH – The Elf Manager. He’s a real curmudgeon. Always grumpy. Never Smiles.
    3. SANTA
    4. MRS. CLAUS – A sweet soul with a “Gracie Allen” type logic.
    5. LENNY – (LENORIOS) – Little girl Elf.
    6. STEVE – (STEVIONAL) – Little boy Elf.

Script Sample

Director’s Notes

FRACTURED FOLLIES is offered as a light-hearted throwback to the Vaudeville stage. It is meant to provide an evening of music and laughter that the audience can take home with them and savor.

This fun musical is one of our FLEXICAST FRIENDLY works. It is set to an ensemble cast of only 12 members but, if you wish to broaden the performance to include more people in the cast, it is easy to add to the chorus and dancers in most of the numbers.

The Cast List is provided to assign the different roles in a sequence that allows for a smooth transition to each scene and costume changes, but the director is invited to reassign the roles according to the talent available where needed. Costumes and sets are described in the script at the beginning of each scene.

The sets are minimalist, but if so desired, the sets can be expanded and enhanced at Director’s discretion.

We encourage you to feel free to call us any time at(215)345-5550 and talk to the authors/composers about any concerns, required changes, or anything else. We’re always here to help and happy to hear from you.

We will also gladly provide the show’s artwork upon request in whatever format you may need it. There is no charge for the artwork.

Your Materials Package Includes:

    • 16 Scripts
    • 1 Piano/Vocal Score Book
    • 1 Press Play CD

Ready to license this very special look into the history of DANCE, in a Musical, to perform for your audience?


Click Here to Purchase the Licensing for Chasing Santa with Materials Package.

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