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The Doyle and Debbie Show

a musical by Bruce Arntson
Musical, Musical Comedy
2 men, 1 woman
Total Cast: 3, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-3272-8


FEE: Quoted upon application. INSTRUMENTATION: Vocal Score, CD. A Qlab file containing cues for performance is available upon request.
THE STORY: Doyle Mayfield is an old-guard country star in the Porter Wagoner/George Jones mold, who had a handful of regional hits with his duet partner Debbie, back in the ’70s and ’80s. Thirty years, four wives, and three Debbies later, he finds himself back in Nashville at a Lower Broadway honky-tonk for one final attempt to regain his former “glory.” Doyle has just discovered his new (third) Debbie singing at the VFW Hall in his hometown of Mooney’s Gap in East Tennessee, and immediately saw her as his ticket back to the big-time. Debbie, a single mother of three, sees Doyle as her last chance to make it to Nashville and make a record, but she is gradually realizing what a terrible mistake she’s made in hitching her star to this loose cannon.
“…hilarious. Drop-dead funny.” —Chicago Tribune. “90 minutes of goofy perfection—clever, hilarious, wacky and [brilliant]…” —Chicago Sun-Times. “It is akin to George and Tammy doing a night at the Grand Ole Opry—only on mescaline.” — (Austin, TX). “THE DOYLE AND DEBBIE SHOW is like Spinal Tap with a twang, and it manages to tweak and tickle without ever denigrating country music.” —The Tennessean (Nashville, TN).