JEFFREY SCHARF

WORK BY

SYNOPSIS

“Who’s Got Me?” is a show-in-a-show musical filled with memorable tunes and spectacular dance sequences.  The fun begins when the Alexanders, a family of small-town cabaret performers, attract the interest of big-time producer Preston Fadham with their musical comedy about a family of cabaret performers who attract the interest of a big-time Broadway producer.  Complications ensue as the lives of the real-life actors intersect with the problems of their on-stage characters.

 

The Alexanders arrive in New York to begin rehearsals only to discover that Fadham has cast his untested daughter Darcy as the female lead.  Joe Alexander, who wrote and stars in “Who’s Got Me?” explodes.   Darcy overhears Joe and his brother making plans to work around the “no-talent, can’t sing a note, two-left feet, producer’s daughter” they expect.  Darcy, who in reality is exceptionally talented, decides to teach Joe a lesson about jumping to conclusions by living down to his expectations.  But her prank backfires and, before she can prove she’s more than just the producer’s daughter, Joe storms out and returns to the family’s cabaret in Peoria.

    

Will Joe follow in his father’s footsteps and allow stubbornness to end his budding musical theater career?  Will Preston Fadham remain in a job which is literally killing him?  Can Darcy save the show without giving up her starring role?  Misunderstandings multiply as the clock ticks down to opening night  . . .

STAGE READING AT

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY THEATER

AUGUST 16 - 18, 2019

In a nod to the throwback feel of our musical, this production will be held at the fully accessible 1930s Art Deco Chris G Matthews Hall in the historic Veteran’s Memorial Building in downtown Santa Cruz. MCT is proud to be bringing you this fun-filled staged reading in a building that has been a vital part of downtown Santa Cruz’s art and music history for more than 50 years.

Directed by Alaina Boys

Music Direction by Ben Dorfan

Performed at the Veteran’s Memorial Building (“Vets Hall”)

846 Front Street, Downtown Santa Cruz

August 16 at 7:30 pm

August 17 at 7:30 pm

August 18 at 2 pm

Tickets $8

Produced by Alaina Boys

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Make sure to stick around after the show for a special talk back every night with the playwright, directors and cast!

 

PRODUCTION​ HISTORY

“Who’s Got Me?” was also part of Musical Cafe's Fall 2016 Showcase in San Francisco.

© 2019 by SHERRIL & JEFFREY SCHARF