Please consider this my strong recommendation that you read and consider Jay Huling’s two-act evening of twelve comedy sketches entitles Twelve Bar Blues.
Our company, the Vagabond Players Theatre Company, recently produced Twelve Bar Blues for a six-week run at the Raven Playhouse in Hollywood. We’re always looking for original voices in comedy to challenge our actors and our audiences. Twelve Bar Blues does just that – with laugh-out-loud humor, gags, and one-liners that will remind you of the sketch comedy TV shows of the ‘60s and ‘70s.
The play is perfect for an ensemble cast, allowing actors to play multiple characters throughout the evening. It’s part Monty Python, part Saturday Night Live, park Carol Burnett Show – all reinvented with a contemporary, easy-to-stage approach. This is zany, maniacal, over-the-top comedy that is sure to please any funny bone.
The dialogue is crisp and inventive. The various plots are imaginative and clever. And the unique structure of the play keeps the viewer wondering what crazy antics will follow.
I believe your audiences will love this fast-pace style, as ours did. This is a highly commercial work that works well and puts people in seats. I believe you can fill the house with this one. I encourage you to give Twelve Bar Blues your consideration.