Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical

Full-Length Musical, Comedy  /  3w, 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.

Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3w, 3m
  • Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Parody / Spoof
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)


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!
Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical premiered at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres in Minneapolis in 2007. Directed by Michael Brindisi, the production featured Jay Albright, Shelley Bamberger, Michelle Barber, James Detmar, Tod Petersen and Angela Timberman.
Cast Attributes
3 Women
3 Men

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


“This musical revue is a little stroke of genius!” – Pioneer Press

“A very funny and very entertaining look at the golden years.” – Talkin' Broadway

“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
Keyboard II

  • Musical Style Contemporary Broadway
  • Dance Requirements Minimal
  • Vocal DemandsModerate
  • Orchestra Size Small/Combo
  • Chorus Size No Chorus

Licensing & Materials

  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

Music Rentals

Concord offers a full suite of resources to help you put on the show of a lifetime!
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 Walton and his brother Jim are proud to have three shows licensed with Concord Theatricals: 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-Broadway play Game Sh ...

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