The PlayFinder™

Type of Play

MenWomenTotal Cast

Dark Comedy Farce Historical Melodrama Mystery Romantic Satire Tragedy Thriller

Bubble Boy - ePublication

book by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, music and lyrics by Cinco Paul, based on the film Bubble Boy by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio
Musical, Comedy
6 men, 4 women (flexible casting, doubling)
Total Cast: 10, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-3154-7


FEE: Quoted upon application. NSTRUMENTATION: Piano/Vocal, Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keyboard 2, Cello, Reeds. Included with the score set is a CD of backing instrumentals, if your production prefers to use recorded tracks rather than live musicians.
THE STORY: Jimmy Livingston was born without immunities and has spent his entire life confined inside a plastic bubble room. Enter Chloe, the girl next door, who becomes his friend and steals his heart. When she leaves town to get married, Jimmy travels cross-country in a homemade bubble suit in order to stop the wedding and finally tell her how he feels. Along the laugh-filled journey he deals with a crazy cult, a biker gang, a dead cow, and a controlling mother who will stop at nothing to get him back in the bubble.
“One of the cleverest, funniest, and most endearing musicals I’ve seen in a long time.” —Stephen Schwartz. “…delivers quite a bit of fun…with a sweet ending that is entirely in line with the rest of its good-natured story.” —NY Times. “A completely entertaining show that incorporates humor into a bizarre situation, with a strong sense of humanity at its core…this musical is heartwarming fun for all ages.” — “A likable and lively contemporary-pop, fun-filled musical fantasy.” —