Playbills For Bomb Shows: Come And Get 'Em

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I usually only keep a Playbill if the show it represents was so rotten it will become legendary.

And that happens a lot, apparently.

I just looked through my poignant and/or diverse collection and came up with these Playbills to cherish and vomit from:

The one for Moose Murders, a mystery show, the mystery being why they put it on;

Lolita, a failed Nabokov adaptation by Edward Albee that made you want to call the pedophile police;

Prymate, a heart-tugger about a speech therapist who jerks off an ape;

In My Life, a terrible musical about Tourette's syndrome by that "You Light Up My Life" guy who's been accused of serially harassing women. (His son did much worse; he's charged with murder. But this musical was the worst crime of all.);

And Raggedy Ann, which was bound to flop the second they decided to include a number for a group of doctors called "Diagnosis."

Meanwhile, be afraid. I have lots more where these came from.

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6 comments
Musto
Musto

If you feel like scanning the Carrie Playbill and posting it as a comment, that would be amazing. I don't seem to have one (though I definitely saw it)

Maxiemoxie
Maxiemoxie

Love these! I treasure my "Carrie: The Musical" Playbill (and ticket) and wish I never sold the poster.I have a small stack from "Nick & Nora"...

Zone
Zone

Kiefer Sutherland's father was in Lolita?

Musto
Musto

PS: I purposely scanned the "Moose Murders" Playbill a little crooked because that seemed to make sense. But the show was kind of fun because Eve Arden and Mara Hobel (little Christina from "Mommie Dearest") were in it. Then suddenly eve wasn't in it anymore.

Bwayjoe
Bwayjoe

Love how the "In My Life" Playbill is filled with lemons. The show was a lemon all right.

Paul
Paul

These are the best. More we need more.

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