Hello, everyone! I just learned about this....So, Bobby Picket wrote a muscial!
Well, you see, his nickname was Bobby "Borris" Pickett. How'd he get that nickname? Well, he was in a band, and he was told to sing one of their songs in a Borris Karloff impression. It was so hilarious to them, that they wrote a whole song with that premise! What was that song? It's that one song we hear to death every Halloween! No, not Time Warp, the OTHER one! Yeah! The Monster Mash! So, Bobby Pickett wrote the Monster Mash and performed it with that pretty good Borris Karloff impression. And, so, this guy actually did write a musical! This show is titled, "I'm Sorry the Bridge is Out, You'll Have to Stay for the Night." Now, I know what you're thinking: that sounds like a crummy b-movie title. Well, you see, this musical was a satire of all of the horror tropes we know and love. This show is basically a similar story line to Rocky Horror Picture Show, but without alien transvestites and with a bunch of famous monsters.
The plot is basically this: A couple's car breaks down right in front of the gate of the old Frankenstein place, there's a storm, and they have to stay for the night. Now, residents of this Frankenstein place are: Dr. Frankenstein, Igor, Frankenstein's Monster, a religious leader that worships a mummy, the mummy, a werewolf, the werewolf's gypsy mother, Dracula, the Bride of Dracula and a trio of vampires. So, basically, everyone wants the girl of the couple and then everyone also wants the guy. All of the characters have different reasons, but it's basically a race to see who can get the bodies of them, first. I'd like to point out that the show is by far nowhere near a masterpiece. However, I think it's some pretty good satire and would be a fun show to do with community theatre.
One of my favorite numbers is done by two grave robbers that come by with a dead body that Dr. Frankenstein ordered. Dr, Frankenstein states he doesn't want it, any longer, and so he slams the door on them. They then sing about how even though it's a crummy job to be a grave robber, someone has to do it. Now, the original recording on the website with the rights to the show has one of the graverobbers with a deep bass voice and one of them with the stereotypical "gee boss!" stupid grunt voice. The song is a tango track and it is pretty humorous and it is just a nice little distraction from the story. I actually wish they would have become part of the story, as well, after that, because it would have been super fun to see how much more the characters could do. Spoilers ahead (even though you probably don't care if a campy musical gets spoiled for you) everyone but the couple ends up being dead, however, at the end they are about to leave the castle where everyone stands up from the ground and the explanation to why they're alive: because that's what horror movies do. Bring back dead characters in the next movie. I laughed pretty hard at that ending. It fit perfectly, I think, with the campy satire. So, this show is actually super hard to find. I actually heard about it in a "One Hit Wonderland" song review by Todd in the Shadows of the Monster Mash (see, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dc2hEVqPuFw ). I actually was curious and looked for stuff on Youtube and there's not much there to view. Barely anyone really knows of this show. I think it definitely could use more recognition. Is it the best show? No. It's just super fun and has some creative points and would be a fun show to participate in, one day.
If you're curious, check it out! You can also check out the film adaptation that didn't get well-known (and I feel like good reasons). Honestly, the film is overshadowed with a bunch of pop culture references that are shoe-horned in and the story has some big changes. I think most of the changes didn't need to be made. I just don't think this stage show works too well as a film adaptation just because its charm comes out best on stage. Youtube does have the full-length film, if you'd like to view it, but I don't recommend it unless you're a die-hard fan that wants to see more.