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by Michael L. Ricciardi and John D. Nugent

St. Louis, Missouri. 1900. Leap Year day  brings strange events while grumpy millionaire, Frank Writeaway lies in his bed, awaiting the inevitable. Even Dr. Shore is ready to throw in the towel, but he might be able to feather his own cap if he can get Frank baptized before his departure. Death, dressed as Nero waits impatiently while the "doc" makes a last wish for Frank to fulfill his forgotten boyhood dreams. That does it! Now Max, the Merchant of Dreams, can step in and delay Death until the wish is fulfilled. So taxes are inevitable, but death - - ? 

A fun, rollicking adventure with the fabulous musical talents of Ricciardi and Nugent.


8M, 2F, 2 Voices

Royalties for Non-Professional Theatres

Small Theatre (under 200 seats)   $65 First Performance, $60 Additional

Medium Theatre (200 - 500 seats)   $75 First Performance, $65 Additional

Large Theatre (500+ seats)   $80 First Performance, $70 Additional


Professional Theatrical licensing will be negotiated on a case by case basis.

The use of the ASCAP Member Logo indicates that Michael L. Ricciardi and John D. Nugent are ASCAP members in good standing, and does not imply, indicate or otherwise suggest that ASCAP has approved of, sponsored, endorsed, or is otherwise responsible for these materials.

Based on a short story by Mark Twain. Perfect for smaller stages as well as large.

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