Got It Made

(Written for a cast of 12 (9 named, 3 chorus); can be performed with as few as 9 or can accommodate a large chorus.)

Your audience will leave the theater whistling after seeing this musical comedy with its witty lyrics and catchy melodies.  Got It Made both recalls the classic American musical and updates the genre by using a wide variety of music (from Broadway to reggae) and by telling a modern story.

Our heroine Molly Merriweather is a young woman (20's or 30's) hoping to make her mark at Cheeseman's Real Estate Development and Management, Inc. (think Trump Enterprises). Her assistant Freddy is a loyal friend and employee, but romantically challenged.  Her college friend Chloe, a glamorous fashion photographer, has just returned from Milan to learn her identity has been stolen.

Molly talks Freddy and Chloe into staking out some ATM's to try to catch the identity thief. While Freddy and Chloe find a perfectly shallow kind of love, Molly's investigation leads right back to Cheeseman's and threatens to bring down the whole company.  It all leads to fun, surprises and the requisite happy ending in this send-up of office politics, modern romance, and corporate corruption. 

5 men; 4 women; 3 - 40 Chorus (optional) MOLLY MERRIWEATHER (f) Protagonist - - a young woman in her twenties working at a large real estate development and management company in a large city; FREDDY SWEETBRIAR (m) Molly’s assistant at work and friend; he falls in love very easily. CHLOE CRYSTALSON (f) Molly’s college friend - - a beautiful jet-setting fashion photographer with lots of family money. NORVALL CHITWOOD III (m) Molly’s immediate boss; charming on the surface, but he picks favorites and has a condescending bite. EARL CHEESEMAN (m) Big boss of Molly’s company. RHONDA STURGILL (f) Secretary/Office Manager in Molly’s company. OFFICER OWEN TRÜSTY (m) Policeman who investigates the theft of Chloe’s ATM Card and PIN number from her apartment. JACKIE FRIEZE (f) Nasty colleague of Molly’s. HOWIE POSENECKER (m) Another nasty colleague of Molly’s. CHORUS (m/f) Dancing/singing members of the cast, including office workers; extras on the street, in a café, etc. Several have featured singing roles.
Maureen Kane Berg (Librettist, Lyricist, Co-Composer); Thomas C. Berg (Co-Composer)

Chapter 5: GOT IT MADE ("Freddy's Lament Reprise" and "A Maid's Prayer")