Dandy Dan’s hoodlums terrorize the district, exterminating undesirables with their new weapon - The Splurge Gun. Dandy’s rival, Fat Sam Stacetto, who runs the Grand Slam Speakeasy, still uses the old fashioned pies. Fat Sam engages the help of Bugsy Malone, a smooth city slicker who has been more occupied in sweet talking Blousey Brown, a would be cabaret singer. With Bugsy’s help, Fat Sam escapes from a frame-up but he learns later that Dandy Dan’s mob has splurged nearly all his gang. They’ve also destroyed his sarsaparilla and grocery rackets - the whole empire is gone! There’s only one hope left. Fat Sam pays Bugsy $400 in exchange for more help. Bugsy, who has promised to take Blousey to Hollywood, has to break his date with her. Is she mad! Meanwhile Bugsy and Leroy Smith, a guy with an awesome left hook, witness a secret delivery of splurge guns at Dock 17. With a bunch of Down and Outs, they help themselves from the crates. Then the police arrive, led by Captain Smolsky and Lieutenant O’Dreary. Bugsy and the gang escape through a trapdoor. Finally, Dandy Dan prepares for a showdown at Fat Sam’s Speakeasy. When the mob burst in, Bugsy and the guys let’ em have the works! Splurge, custard pies, flour bombs… Out of the gooey pandemonium it emerges that Bugsy and Blousey have made up and peace has broken out at last
This production is appropriate for all ages. Although set during the 1920’s where mob bosses ruled the underground, the most dangerous weapons are silly string guns and custard pies. This theatrical piece demonstrates the fruits of a huge collaborative effort. From drama, dance and music, to costume and set design, makeup, sound, lighting, marketing and publicity, as well as money management and ticket sales, students learn so much when working on a musical together.
Wednesday, April 27th - 7 pm
Thursday, April 28th - 7 pm
To book your group for a matinee performance, please contact:
Roberta Harper, matinee coordinator
A.N. Myer Secondary School