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"...Entertains supremely and makes you laugh out loud in abundance... A new voice in musical theater that is quite possibly unlike anything you've heard before." 
- Broadway World

"...A wildly delightful new musical comedy."
- The Crossville Chronicle

 

The Sparkley Clean
Funeral Singers

Book by Lori Fischer
Music & Lyrics by Lori Fischer and Don Chaffer

Published by Samuel French, 2016
Richard Rodgers Award Finalist, 2012
Semi-finalist Eugene O’Neill Musical Theatre Conference, 2012
Nominated for Outstanding Original Work, Midwinter’s First Night Awards, 2017

Nominated for Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Musical, Midwinter’s First Night Awards 2017


What’s a girl to do? Daughter Junie inherits the job of taking over the family dry cleaning business, tending to Dad --who’s having a hard time remembering things -- and keeping an eye on younger sister Lashley – who’s fresh from rehab. Junie’s dream of being a country singer takes a hiatus until the town Pastor asks the sisters to write and perform personal send-offs for the dearly departed.


DEVELOPMENT

Past Production
Included in The York Theatre Reading Series, February and September, 2012
Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany NY, 2013
Included in the Florida Studio Theatre Richard and Betty Burdick Play Reading Series, 2015
Cumberland County Playhouse, Crossville TN, 2016

[photos by Walt Riches, logo by Don Chaffer]


 

REVIEWS


 

Broadway World
by Jeffrey Ellis, 4.2.16


Crossville Chronicle
by Pat Robbennolt, 4.8.16