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Fabulous Fitches, The (fka Palm Beach)

2001 Festival

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Susan Weaving, William Morris,

Number of Acts: 2
Number of Principals (Male): 6
Number of Principals (Female): 4
Preferred Ensemble Size: 4
Total Cast Size: 14
Orchestra Breakdown:

Medium or large

Casting Notes:

Male chorus could range from 1 to 3.

Genre & Style:

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The Fabulous Fitches is an American musical fable set in the screwball world of 1930’s. Liz, a biracial showgirl desperate for financial security, has passed herself off as a Brazilian coffee heiress in order to wed into the wealthy Fitch family — only to find that her ex-husband, Max, is posing as one of the Fitch family servants so that he can write a socialist exposé on the excesses of the upper class. Will Liz and Max be able to keep one another’s secret — especially when they’re still in love with each other? Will Liz’s handsome new fiancé, Lance, be able to keep certain secrets of his own now that he plans to marry? And how will all of this effect the Fitch family’s place at the pinnacles of industry, politics and society? The Fabulous Fitches is a brash musical comedy that asks how far people are willing to go to make sure they have a place at the American table. The book for The Fabulous Fitches is entirely original and is not an adaptation of any other work, film, or play.

Festival Successes

Full production at La Jolla Playhouse (CA) in 2005.