"The Cougar & the Cabana Boy" — Help stage the expanded show
Organized by: The Cougar Producers
Help stage the musical comedy "The Cougar & the Cabana Boy" — simply by buying your world-premiere tickets now!
"A hoot! Nothing but fun" — City Newspaper
The full-length version of the musical comedy "The Cougar & the Cabana Boy" — the hit of 2014 Rochester Fringe Festival — is being developed for a world premiere, to be presented in Rochester in late fall 2016/winter 2017 ... and then hopefully skim its way to somewhere near Broadway.
* You may purchase your prime-seat tickets now for $25 each for the upcoming world-premiere production.
* To thank you for your support (of $25 or more) we will publicly credit you in our playbill and on our website and social channels.
Critics were in agreement in raving about "The Cougar & the Cabana Boy" (when a short verison debuted at Rochester Fringe):
* “Amusing and energetic new musical comedy ... The delightful new tunes that conveyed most of the comic plot, with lyrics by Dresden, are set to bouncy, bright melodies by composer Lauritzson" (Jack Garner)
* “Good times … The fun boils over” (D&C)
* “If you could bottle funny, I think we found it!” (13WHAM-TV)
Created by comedian Dresden Engle and composer J. Daniel Lauritzson, summer lovin’ has never been so fun or funny. Here's the plot: a sassy college professor hires her male students to oversee summer pool-upkeep for her neighborhood friends, turning pool decks into dance floors and suburban wives into cougars.
The cast of 12 seasoned performers (some of THE best singing voices in Rochester!) spun out of the Pittsford Musicals production of "Les Miserables" and features four cougars, four pool boys, and four husbands (who apparently should not have golfed so much in Scotland). Joining them is one jilted college girlfriend and the owner of the pool company (once known as "The Cougar Hunter").
TV anchor Norma Holland declared, "The cast is packed with people that are well known in Rochester and hilarious.”
The Cougar & The Cabana Boy features 12 original songs by Engle and Lauritzson, including the title track, “Boy Buffet,” “Saint or Sinner, Pool Boy or Priest,” “Boys Will Be Boys,” "It's Fun to Have a Little Cougar Inside," “Why, Oh Why Are All the Chaise Lounges Broken?” and “Life Is a Pool Party."
Your kind support at this stage in the creative process (for which we need to raise $3,000) allows us go to teh next level and help fund the workshop we presented in January to showcase our latest songs and script for audience feedback.
Please join us on the pool deck for some summer fun ... and thanks for considering being part of of our Cougar pack!