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The Almost In-Laws

Book and Lyrics by Greg Edwards, Music by Andy Roninson

Des has to introduce his fiancée to his parents, and they're, well... elves.

Comedy

Overview

Cast Size

2m, 2f

Duration

11 Mins Approx.

Setting

A forest near Delaware. Not Christmas time

Subgenre

Themes

Family, Relationships, Acceptance, Marriage

Target Audience

Appropriate for all audiences

Style

Contemporary Musical Theatre

Instrumentation

Piano/Vocal

Cautions

None

Synopsis

 

Casting Information

  • DES: Late 20s, an average city-dwelling man, Jennifer’s fiancé.

  • JENNIFER: Late 20s, a smart city-dwelling woman, Des’ fiancée.

  • MOTHER: Looks 50s, Des’ mother, matronly.

  • FATHER: Looks 50s, Des’ father, patronly.

Songs

Full Show
00:00 / 11:16
00:00 / 01:04
00:00 / 01:04
00:00 / 01:04
 

Media

 

Production History

  • City Theatre's Summer Shorts

Date: May 31-July 1, 2018
Venue: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami, FL

 

  • SOUND BITES 5.0, Theatre Now New York

Date: May 21, 2018
Venue: Signature Theatre Center, New York, NY
*The Almost In-Laws won Best Musical at the Sound Bites festival.

 

  • Take a Ten Musicals Podcast

Date: August 1, 2015
Venue: takeatenmusicals.com and associated podcast feeds.

Author Bios

GREG EDWARDS co-wrote the script for Application Pending (Off-Broadway, Drama Desk nomination) and Craving for Travel (Off-Broadway). Additionally, he wrote lyrics for Neurosis (Off-Broadway, SALT Award) and book and lyrics for Evelyn Shaffer and the Chance of a Lifetime (Samuel French OOB Festival winner, Take a Ten Podcast, City Theatre National Award) and The Almost In-Laws (Take a Ten Podcast, City Theatre, TNNY Best of Festival). Greg's essays appear in Avidly (LA Review of Books) and McSweeney's, and his game Jessica Plunkenstein and the Dusseldorf Conspiracy (NYT "Best Adventure Game of the Year") was published by PC Gamer UK. Honors and approximations thereof include the BMI Harrington Award, the Fred Ebb Award (two-time finalist), and a Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship (top-12 semifinalist). Greg graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Yale, belongs to the BMI Workshop and Dramatists Guild Fellows, and can be stalked most effectively at www.greged.com.

ANDY RONINSON is a Jonathan Larson Grant Recipient, a Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellow, and a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Writing Workshop (Sherman Scholarship, Harrington Award). He is the creator/host of the ten-minute musical podcast TAKE A TEN. Episodes of the podcast have been produced live around the world and won numerous awards. AndyRoninson.com