Mad Libs Live!

Short Musical, Comedy  /  2w, 2m, 1any gender (adult)

Music by Jeff Thomson / Book and Lyrics by Robin Rothstein

Mad Libs Live! is a new, interactive musical based on the most popular word game of all time.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2w, 2m, 1any gender (adult)
  • Duration
    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre
    Adaptations (Literature)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences, Children (Age 6 - 10)
Mad Libs Live!


Our story begins at the finals of Teen Superstars, the live TV show that will determine the most popular singing group at Blankville Central High. Virtuosa, Gogo, Geyser, and Merrily seem to have nothing in common – until just before airtime, when they realize that their songs are missing words! In the spirit of the 'World's Greatest Word Game,' our gang fills in the blanks with words from the audience! This truly interactive musical changes at every performance – thanks to you! Will GoGo get the girl? Will Geyser make new friends? Will Merrily come out of her shell? Will Virtuosa get out of the spotlight? And who will be the next Teen Superstars?? There is only one way to find out: Mad Libs Live!
2 Men
2 Women
1 Voice

MERRILY - 16. Empathic, cheerful, smart, but lacks confidence.
RYAN SEABLANK – The M.C. for the evening. Never seen.
(This role can either be pre-recorded, or performed live offstage. If performed live, the name of the M.C. may be replaced with another name such as a local DJ, the town Mayor, a teacher, etc.)
VIRTUOSA – 16. Self-involved, desperate for fame. (Think Rachel from "Glee.") GOGO is her older brother.
GEYSER – 14. The "new kid." Quirky, into video games, sci-fi and outer space. His speech cadence often resembles that of a sci-fi space captain.
GOGO – 17. Active, athletic. Exhibits leadership qualities, but can be overly competitive. VIRTUOSA is his younger sister.
DYLAN – 16. The lead singer of No Direction. Massive ego. He stole away GOGO's girlfriend, Lindsey.
(This character is played by the actor who plays GEYSER)
  • Time Period Contemporary, Present Day
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Duration 60 minutes (1 hour)


"Will you resist the impulse to sink to the level of a giggly second grader?"
— Laura Collins-Hughes, The New York Times

"It's so much fun! This was an incredible show!"
— Iain Armitage, Iain Loves Theatre

"Adorable! Hysterical!"
— Stephanie Ogozalek, MommyPoppins.com


Music Samples

1. "Doing It Right Now!" - Company
2. "How It's Going Down" - Company
3. "How To Be Famous" - Virtuosa
4. "Friend 4Ever" - Geyser
5. "My _____ (Adj) _____ (Noun)" - Merrily
6. "The Most Awesome Athlete in the World" - Gogo
7. "Disaster" - Company
8. "You Give Me Meaning" - Company
9. "Fearless" - Merrily
10. "Doing It Right Now (Reprise)" - Company

Accompaniment Tracks or Piano

  • Musical Style Classic Broadway, Contemporary Broadway
  • Dance Requirements Moderate
  • Vocal DemandsModerate
  • Orchestra Size Piano Only
  • Chorus Size No Chorus

Licensing & Materials

  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

Music Rentals

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Full Package:
8 Libretto
8 Piano Vocal
1 Accompaniment Tracks (Digital Download) 
1 Logo Pack


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Jeff Thomson

Jeff Thomson is a recipient of the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Award as well as the Dramatist Guild Musical Theatre Writing Fellowship. His songs have been performed by such artists as Adam Lambert, Lea Michele, JoJo and Elizabeth Gillies, and he was a featured ...

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Robin Rothstein

Robin Rothstein is a critically acclaimed playwright and commissioned book writer and lyricist whose work has been produced in New York, across the U.S. and abroad. A sampling of productions includes: Mad Libs Live! (Broadway Across America commission; off-Broadway: New World ...

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