Book, Music & Lyrics by Scott Eyerly
Two people are looking for love, success, and a dog.
But first they have to find Puccini.
POOCH is a zany musical set in present day Manhattan, based on real events. A once-proud classical music label has been taken over by a conglomerate that makes dog food. The head office installs a new C.E.O. who knows nothing about music. He hears that one classical artist is making a fortune – so he orders Samantha, his new Sales Director, to set up dinner with Puccini... who's been dead 100 years. Sam vows to meet the challenge – and expose her sexist boss. To do so, she enlists the help of Clark, a shy colleague so smitten he writes poetry about her. In their quest to prevail over corporate madness, Sam and Clark encounter snooping journalists, unexpected judo, a missing dog, and an oversupply of fake mustaches. All roads lead to the climax in a Village opera café, where Sam & Clark & C.E.O. sit down to… dinner with Puccini!
Cast of 10 (4 Principals and 6 Ensemble):
Samantha ("Sam"), new Sales Director at Encore Records - Soprano
Jensen, new C.E.O. at Encore Records - Bass-baritone
Clark, his assistantTenor
Dino, an opera singer, friend of Clark - Baritone
Ensemble of 6 (3 Female, 3 Male)
doubling as passersby, firemen, singing waiters, et al.