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Book, Music, & Lyrics
by Zach Spound




A portrait of the average millennial's struggle to find dating success in the era of social media. Set in a bar, we follow a young man's various attempts to connect with strangers, until someone unexpectedly tries to connect with him.


Cast Size

4 (2m, 2f)


10 Mins Approx.


A bar in New York City


Romantic Comedy


Dating, Relationships, Connections

Target Audience

Young Adult (Age 18 - 23), Adult


Contemporary Musical Theatre



Additional Resources



Alcohol Use, Mild Adult Themes, Mild Language

Casting Information

  • BENMale Identifying, mid 20’s, heartbroken, neurotic, his nature is to apologize for who he is but has the ability to let go in make-or-break situations.

  • JULIEFemale Identifying, mid 20’s sincere, vulnerable, raw honesty is her default but she sees the best in everyone, her empathy is boundless.

  • SARAFemale Identifying, late 20’s, Ben's sister, caring, joyous, a people-pleaser who lives with abandon (non-singing role).

  • MARK - Male Identifying, late 20’s Sara's Fiancé, goofy, mischievous, desperately wants Ben to come out of his shell. late 20s (non-singing role).


Full Show
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Casting & Songs


Production History

  • 2015 -- Los Angeles, CA.Performed as an excerpt from the musical “Leap” as part of the A Little New Music concert  Rockwell Table & Stage series.

  • 2016 - Colony Theatre, Burbank, CA. Performed as an excerpt from the musical “Leap” as part of the annual "got musical?" concert.

  • 2018 - Theatre Now's SOUND BITES 5.0 at the Signature Theatre, New York, NY-Performed for the first time as its own short musical, winner of Best Lyrics and the Audience Choice Award.

Production History
Author's Bios

Author Bios

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ZACH SPOUND is a New York based composer-lyricist, arranger, orchestrator, and actor. He has written two full-length musicals; Leap (NMI/Disney New Voices Award), What The Fuck Is Going On, and is currently writing and developing his third musical, In This Body. His short musical, Dinosaur, has won numerous awards including Best Lyrics and Audience Choice Best Musical at Theatre Now's SOUND BITES 5.0 Festival and the 2019 City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting. He also participated in the 2016 Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project. He is the music supervisor, arranger, and orchestrator of Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical, which ran Off-Broadway and completed its 1st National Tour. He is also the English lyricist of Nikola Tesla- Infinite Energy. As an actor, he has been seen Off-Broadway in The Other Josh Cohen and has performed at regional theatres such as the Cape Playhouse, South Coast Repertory, and the Geffen Playhouse.

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