(Grades 4-9, 45 minutes) This musical is a tribute to the early years of the twentieth century when silent movies mesmerized and enthralled avid theater audiences. During its 30-year reign, this compelling art form captured the hearts and minds of many devoted fans.
As a building owner and realtor discuss plans to convert an old silent movie studio into commercial space, ghostly visages of the stars of the silver screen reveal themselves to the audience.
As prospective renters inspect the building, the ghosts of Lon Chaney, Laurel and Hardy, Charlie Chaplin and others seek out a team of prospective renters who want to have the building declared an historic site. The stage is set, creating of a memorial to the silent movie era!
Songs include: When "Silents" Was Golden · You've Got a Western · The Sheik · The Phantom · Damsel in Distress · Along Comes Zorro · and Those Silent Movies.