Only In America, A Comedy Musical Perusal



A Musical Comedy.  Media drives the politics of Presidential Elections!  Wait…not so fast!  Ethel Rupert emerges on the scene with her “rose colored glasses” firmly in place and…the voting public LISTENS!  The biggest surprise comes at the campaign end when the votes are counted!


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

ONLY IN AMERICA! is one of our “FLEXICAST FRIENDLY” Musicals. The cast size is noted to be 26 cast members, but it has been done with only 17 people (some doing multiple roles). The cast size can also be increased by adding members to the Chorus for many of the singing and dance numbers. (At Director’s discretion).

Your “Materials Package” will include all the scripts you will need, a “PIANO VOCAL SCORE BOOK”, as well as a demo CD and a “PRESS PLAY” CD which includes all the music and/or sound effects you will need to perform the work. This CD can be used to rehearse with and even to perform with. Your scripts contain the notations for using the “PRESS PLAY” CD system. It’s incredibly easy! “PRESS PLAY” allows theaters that have previously been unable to perform musicals to finally enjoy doing so.

The full orchestra scores are also available for those theaters who wish to perform the music in all its glory. 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 ONLY IN AMERICA! Artwork upon request in whatever format you may need it. There is no charge for the artwork.

Production Notes

TIME: Present Day

PLACE: United States of America



Scene 1 – Stage split into two, depicting two distinctly different geographical locations. Podiums with forward space for the crowd gathered to see” their candidate.”
Scene 2 – Hallway outside the office of the Head of the Newsroom, a.k.a. “The Boss.”
Scene 3 – A City Park with two park benches.
Scene 4 – An Auditorium set up for a Presidential Debate with open floor space at stage front for waltz number.
Scene 5 – Secret Service/Carbondale’s Hotel Suite, preceding Carbondale’s arrival.


Scene 1 – Carbondale’s Hotel Suite.
Scene 2 – Wainright’s Hotel Suite.
Scene 3 – A Sunday Morning Talk Show Set at Station, CUNL.
Scene 4 – A public ladies’ room at the TV station, after the Sunday morning show.
Scene 5 – A stage full of dancers. Background there are desks with telephones, computers and stacked paperwork. In the foreground are long, tall dancing poles wrapped with red, white and blue stripes spiraling down to the floor (like a barber pole).
Scene 6 – Front of a polling station on election day.
Scene 7 – Stage divided in half. Each side represents each candidate’s party rooms with podiums obviously anticipating victory speeches.
STAGING: Included within script where necessary.


Street Dress.

Your Materials Package Includes:

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

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