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Someone shootin’ Charlie Chaplin?

SAY it ain’t SO!

Book and Lyrics by Scott Guy; Music by Kevin Mathie

Based on true events on board the yacht of William Randolph Hearst, this vaudeville musical dramatizes the colorful characters who wanted Charlie Chaplin dead.

Was it William Randolph Hearst who shot Charlie Chaplin? Or Hearst’s movie star mistress Marion Davies? The Head of a Rival Studio?  “The Plot to Kill Charlie Chaplin” features vaudeville, silent movies, glorious songs, and murder and betrayal and guns and everything. Oh, and pie fights.

Synopsis

The Plot to Kill Charlie Chaplin is a vaudeville based on true events which lead up to a murder which took place onboard William Randolph Hearst’s yacht. We follow the machinations of everyone who wanted Chaplin dead, including: the Newspaper Mogul himself; and Hearst’s Boot-Licking Corporate Toady; a Spurned Woman; a Rival Studio Head; and most of all, the gold-diggin’ Movie-Star Mistress Marion Davies, who never meant to fall in love with Hearst, and whose fascination with Charlie Chaplin dooms everyone.

Creator Bios

Kevin Mathie is a Los Angeles-based composer, music director, and pianist who has more than 25 years’ experience working in the music industry. For film, he specializes in orchestral and hybrid-orchestral music (i.e., orchestral music combined with electronic instruments such as synths and guitar). He also composes for musical theater and incidental music for plays.  His compositions have been featured on the television networks SHOWTIME, CBS, TNT, and others, and has also been used in film, television, radio, and live theater.  As a music director, he has been the Music Director for more than 100+ musical productions.  He is a member of ASCAP and the Society of Composers and Lyricists. He is also a member of the HTI Collective.

 

Scott Guy has been actively involved as a writer and producer in both theatre and television.  He has six Emmy nominations, and over 100 produced television scripts for Warner Bros., FOX-TV, Disney, Discovery Channel, PBS, etc.   Upcoming/recent projects:  Disney (musical version of Pirates of the Caribbean); Corday Productions (Days of Our Lives); and Manson’s Girls for Hollywood Fringe Festival 2018 (Pick of the Fringe).  Scott is currently writing multiple episodes for three different musical webseries:  The Ghosts of Stowell Hill, Tales from a Darkening Wood, and The Last of Its Kind.

History

Featured in 2019 Stages Musical Theatre Festival.

Someone shootin’ Charlie Chaplin?

SAY it ain’t SO!

Based on true events on board the yacht of William Randolph Hearst, this vaudeville musical dramatizes the colorful characters who wanted Charlie Chaplin dead.

Was it William Randolph Hearst who shot Charlie Chaplin? Or Hearst’s movie star mistress Marion Davies? The Head of a Rival Studio?  “The Plot to Kill Charlie Chaplin” features vaudeville, silent movies, glorious songs, and murder and betrayal and guns and everything. Oh, and pie fights.

Book and Lyrics by Scott Guy; Music by Kevin Mathie

Synopsis

The Plot to Kill Charlie Chaplin is a vaudeville based on true events which lead up to a murder which took place onboard William Randolph Hearst’s yacht. We follow the machinations of everyone who wanted Chaplin dead, including: the Newspaper Mogul himself; and Hearst’s Boot-Licking Corporate Toady; a Spurned Woman; a Rival Studio Head; and most of all, the gold-diggin’ Movie-Star Mistress Marion Davies, who never meant to fall in love with Hearst, and whose fascination with Charlie Chaplin dooms everyone.

Creator Bios

Kevin Mathie is a Los Angeles-based composer, music director, and pianist who has more than 25 years’ experience working in the music industry. For film, he specializes in orchestral and hybrid-orchestral music (i.e., orchestral music combined with electronic instruments such as synths and guitar). He also composes for musical theater and incidental music for plays.  His compositions have been featured on the television networks SHOWTIME, CBS, TNT, and others, and has also been used in film, television, radio, and live theater.  As a music director, he has been the Music Director for more than 100+ musical productions.  He is a member of ASCAP and the Society of Composers and Lyricists. He is also a member of the HTI Collective.

 

Scott Guy has been actively involved as a writer and producer in both theatre and television.  He has six Emmy nominations, and over 100 produced television scripts for Warner Bros., FOX-TV, Disney, Discovery Channel, PBS, etc.   Upcoming/recent projects:  Disney (musical version of Pirates of the Caribbean); Corday Productions (Days of Our Lives); and Manson’s Girls for Hollywood Fringe Festival 2018 (Pick of the Fringe).  Scott is currently writing multiple episodes for three different musical webseries:  The Ghosts of Stowell Hill, Tales from a Darkening Wood, and The Last of Its Kind.

History

Featured in 2019 Stages Musical Theatre Festival.