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Brenda Bly: Teen Detective

Full-Length Musical, Comedy  /  13w, 4m

Book and Lyrics by Kevin Hammonds
Music by Charles Miller

It's 1958 - a time of rock and roll, space discovery, and great hope for a bright future. But trouble is brewing at the Whitney Ellis Private School For Girls. It's up to our favorite teenage sleuth, Brenda Bly, to solve the crime, catch the crook and save the day. up to our favorite teenage sleuth, Brenda Bly, to solve the crime and save the day.

Brenda Bly: Teen Detective

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    13w, 4m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Children (Age 6 - 10), Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Details

Summary
It's 1958 - a time of rock and roll, space discovery, and great hope for a bright future. But trouble is brewing at the Whitney Ellis Private School For Girls. Only days away from the opening night of the end of term musical, 'Rocket Girl', the leading lady is knocked unconscious with a sandbag. Once again, it is up to our favorite teenage sleuth, Brenda Bly, to solve the crime, catch the crook and save the day.
BRENDA BLY – teen detective
BUDDY ROGERS – her boyfriend
VERA VAN STRANDER – headmistress of the Whitney Ellis School For Girls
DARCY – one of Brenda's best friends
JO JO – another one of Brenda's best friends
AUTUMN – a student playwright
STU – Buddy's friend
MADELINE – a French foreign exchange student staying with Jo Jo
CECIL SESSILE – Security Guard and caretaker at the school
BRIDGET and GIDGET – twin sisters who used to be child TV stars
WALLY – a soda Jerk (also plays VILLAIN/MAN GROUNDSKEEPER/DR. SNIFFLES/COOL DUDE)
NURSE WILDER – (also plays SCHOOLGIRL)
NURSE IRIS – (also plays CANDY)
NURSE IVY – (also plays CREEPY MISS JENKINS)

The above cast is the ideal. It is possible to reduce the cast to 12 (9f/3m) by having the same actor play CECIL SESSILEWALLY and all the small cameo roles (including CREEPY MISS JENKINS). BRIDGET and GIDGET would double as NURSE IRIS and NURSE IVY, and NURSE WILDER would double as CANDY.
  • Time Period 1950s
  • Setting Whitney Ellis Private School for Girls, Florida, a Soda Shop, a Cabin.
  • Cautions
    • No Special Cautions

Media

Videos

  • "I Always Get My Man" from Brenda Bly: Teen Detective youtube thumbnail

    "I Always Get My Man" from Brenda Bly: Teen Detective

  • "Thief In The Night" from Brenda Bly: Teen Detective youtube thumbnail

    "Thief In The Night" from Brenda Bly: Teen Detective

Music

Act 1
1. Prologue: Brenda Bly Teen Detective – Company
2. Times Like These – Students of Whitney Ellis
3. Next Stop The Moon – Darcy, Jo Jo & Rocket Girl Cast
4. Next Stop The Moon (Reprise) – Darcy
5. I Always Get My Man – Brenda Bly
6. A Girl Like Me – Darcy, Autumn, Nurse Wilder, Nurse Iris, Nurse Ivy & Dr. Sniffles
7. Find Me That Man – Van Strander & Cecil
8. Showbiz – Autumn & Rocker Girl Cast
9. Cha Cha Cha – Brenda & Buddy
10. I Always Get My Man (Reprise) – Jo Jo
11. Jo Jo's Undercover – Jo Jo
12. I Always Get My Man (Reprise) – Van Strander
13. A Thief In The Night – Brenda & Buddy

Act 2
14. Entr'acte & Brenda Bly (Reprise) – Company
15. All American Boy – Buddy & Company
16. Stu – Jo Jo, Autumn & Darcy
17. Times Like These (Reprise) – Van Strander
18. All That And Cheese – Bridget, Gidget & Rocket Girl Cast
19. Darcy's Memory Returns – Darcy
20. Under Cover – Stu & Cecil
20b. Brenda Bly: Teen Detective (Reprise) – Band
21. Oogie Woogie Boogie – Nurse Wilder & Rocket Girl Cast
22. Van Strander's Lament – Van Strander
23. Back On The Case – Brenda
24. Next Stop The Moon (Reprise) – Oxanna
25. I Always Get My Man (Reprise) – Company
26. Bows Music – Band
27. Exit Music – Band
  • Musical Style Classic Broadway, Pop/Rock
  • Vocal DemandsModerate
  • Orchestra Size Small/Combo

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20   Vocal-Book
20   Libretto
1   Piano-Conductor

1   Drum Kit
1   Keyboard 2
1   Bass - Double Bass, Bass Guitar
20   Vocal-Book
20   Libretto
1   Piano-Conductor

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Authors

Kevin Hammonds

Kevin wrote book and lyrics for When Midnight Strikes (cast recording available on iTunes) and Brenda Bly: Teen Detective (published by Samuel French). Other musicals written with Charles Miller include Hope, No One in the World, Mr. Christmas, Big Top and RSVP ASAP. New York ...
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Charles Miller

Charles has become a highly regarded composer over the last decade. He has composed a number of musicals, many in collaboration with New York lyricist Kevin Hammonds. These include the highly acclaimed Brenda Bly: Teen Detective which opened at the Bridewell Theatre, London, ...

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