Eating Raoul (musical)

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Eating Raoul is a musical with music by Jed Feuer, lyrics by Boyd Graham, and a book by Paul Bartel and Richard Blackburn. It is based on the 1982 movie of the same name.

The story focuses on Mary and Paul Bland, a couple of "squares", in the late 1960s, who want to raise money to open a restaurant. They decide to kill swingers for profit by hitting them on the head with a frying pan. They become involved with a partner, Raoul, their swarthy, sexy janitor, who helps them to dispose of the bodies. However, they soon feel trapped by Raoul and dispatch him too; he becomes the main course.

The musical opened Off-Broadway at the Union Square Theatre on May 13, 1992, starring Courtenay Collins, Eddie Korbich and Adrian Zmed. It was directed by Toni Kortite and choreographed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett. Since then it has received numerous regional productions.

Roles and original cast[edit]

  • Paul Bland – Eddie Korbich
  • Mary Bland – Courtenay Collins
  • Raoul – Adrian Zmed
  • Dr. Doberman; Ginger – M. W. Reid
  • Inez; Cop – Lovette George
  • Donna the Dominatrix; Yolanda – Cindy Benson
  • Mr. Leech; Howard; Bobby – David Masenheimer
  • Mr. Kray; James; Junior – Jonathan Brody
  • Gladys – Susan Wood

Musical numbers[edit]

  • Meet the Blands
  • A Small Restaurant
  • La La Land
  • Swing, Swing, Swing
  • Happy Birthday Harry
  • You Gotta Take Pains
  • A Thought Occurs
  • Victim Update
  • Sexperts
  • Basketball
  • Empty Bed
  • Tool For You
  • Think About Tomorrow
  • Eating Raoul
  • Momma Said
  • Lovers In Love
  • Mary
  • Hot Monkey Love
  • One Last Bop
  • Finale


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