Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical

Full-Length Musical, Comedy  /  3f, 3m

Book, Music and Lyrics By Bob Walton and Jim Walton

With a balanced look at the 'joys' of growing older, through a cast of three men and three women, Mid-Life! strikes a chord with anyone regardless of age.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 3m
  • Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Parody / Spoof
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Licence details
  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.


A series of scenes and sketches poke fun at the frustrations of mammograms, love handles, weekend warriors and proctology exams. The cleverly crafted songs celebrate forgetfulness, reading glasses and menopause, but also touch on the sentimental wisdom that the later years afford us. Mid-Life! is a hilarious romp with an honest humor about the trials and tribulations of the unavoidable aging process. Welcome to Mid-Life!
3 Women
3 Men

Strong character actors needed of all shapes and sizes.
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Duration 120 minutes (2 hours)


“Some great laughs and some more poignant moments… it is a funny sitcom.... [The lyrics are] "sharp, witty and funny'"
— Eric Scott, AbsoluteTheatre.com

“This musical revue is a little stroke of genius!”
— Dominic Papatola, Pioneer Press

Mid-Life! is worth remembering…if you can!”
— D. Jansen, SW Publications


Music Samples

1. ''Prologue'' - The Company
2. ''Welcome To Mid-Life'' - The Company
3. ''Lies!'' - The Company
4. ''Turning Forty'' - Man 1
5. ''Biological Clock'' - Woman 2, Man 3, Man 2
6. ''Welcome To Mid-Life (Reprise 1)'' - Woman 2
7. ''Weekend Warriors'' - The Men
8. ''When He Laughs'' - Woman 3
9. ''A Trip To The Doctor'' - Man 1, Woman 2, Woman 1, Woman 3, Man 3
10. ''Side Effects'' - Man 2
11. ''Welcome to Mid-Life (Reprise 2)'' - Woman 1
12. ''My Lost Love'' - Man 3
13. ''Some Kids'' - Woman 3, Man 3, Man 2, Woman 2
14. ''I Quit!'' - The Company
15. ''What Did I Come In Here For?'' - Man 1, Woman 1, Man 2, Woman 3
16. ''Turning Fifty'' - Woman 3, Man 3
17. ''Boys Night In'' - The Men
18. ''He Got What He Deserves'' - The Women
19. ''Another Trip To The Doctor'' - Man 1, Man 3, Woman 3
20. ''Classical Menopause'' - The Company
21. ''Welcome To Mid-Life (Reprise 3)'' - Man 1
22. ''The Long Goodbye'' - Woman 1, Woman 3, Man 2
23. ''I'm Not Ready'' - The Company
24. ''Bows/ Welcome To Mid-Life Finale'' - The Company
25. ''Exit Music'' - Pianist
Full Orchestration

Piano Conductor

  • Musical StyleContemporary Broadway
  • Dance RequirementsMinimal
  • Vocal DemandsModerate
  • Orchestra SizeSmall/Combo
  • Chorus SizeNo Chorus


Music Rentals

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1 Piano-Vocal
8 Libretto-Vocal
1 Reed
1 Drums
1 Bass
1 Logo Pack
1 Piano-Vocal
8 Libretto-Vocal
1 Logo Pack


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Jim Walton

Jim Walton has written with his brother, Bob, since 1991 when they wrote and performed in My Brother's Keeper, originally a Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS benefit. This show later played the Pasadena Playhouse and several other regional theaters. Jim and Bob went on to col ...
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Bob Walton

As a writer, Bob and his brother Jim, are proud to have three shows licensed with The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization: MID-LIFE! (THE CRISIS MUSICAL), DOUBLE TROUBLE (A MUSICAL TOUR DE FARCE) and MID-LIFE 2! #WhatDidIComeInHereFor? Bob is also co-author of the Off-Broadw ...

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