order to save their bankrupt school that’s seen better
days, the girls of St. Godley’s Academy for Young Ladies decide
to put on a musical version of Moby Dick. The highly comic,
satirical romp through this age-old mariner’s tale that ensues
proves to be a world of endless, funny double entendres and
wonderful, pastiche-y company numbers.
As the play opens, the scene is one of general chaos –
Ishmael (all of the characters are referred to by the names the
play in the story of Moby Dick), sits at the piano composing a
song. Pip, the school’s security guard has been gagged & tied to
a chair as other students play basketball and throw paper
airplanes. The Janitor enters and asks Ishmael to start choir
practice. Ishmael plays as the school’s headmistress enters.
After a rousing rendition of the SCHOOL
HYMN, she informs her students that due to
bankruptcy, the school will close at the end of the term.
Mr Longden has been working
on a new script which is not under license yet, but you might
find an interesting read. See it