libretto by John M. Ford
A musical review; this is a thin narration wrapped around a series of songs parodying modern generic fantasy.
It was first performed at Boskone 34, 15 February 1997, Sheraton Tara, Framingham. It was later performed 6 November 1999 at the 25th World Fantasy Convention, Providence, Rhode Island. A printed libretto was sold at World Fantasy Convention. All unsold copies were given to John M. Ford.
Cast: mostly the Sudbury Savoyards, Ann Broomhead, Tim Szczesuil, Scott Lutz, Peter Grace, Suford Lewis.
Narrator: John M. Ford
“Ya Got Worries” monologue by Larry Seiler
Accompaniment by Gary McGath, Denise Gendron
- “Fantasy Tonight: Overture and Introduction” (“Comedy Tonight,” Stephen Sondheim)
- “A Fugue for Tinheads” (“A Fugue for Tinhorns,” Frank Loesser)
- “The Three Orders” (“The Lady is a Tramp,” Richard Rodgers)
- “The Happy Little Dwarf Song” (“Chain Gang,'”Sam Cooke and “He Don’t Love You,” Jerry Butler, Calvin Carter, and Curtis Mayfield, as arranged by Jim Croce)
- “I Have a Bone to Pick, O” (“I Have a Song to Sing, O,” Sir Arthur Sullivan)
- “Do ‘Em Wrong: In Praise of Villainy” (“Be a Clown,” Cole Porter)
- “Ya Got Worries” (“Ya Got Troubles,” Meredith Wilson)
- “The Monsters’ March” (“Seventy-Six Trombones,” Meredith Wilson)
- “Epilogue: Fantasy Tonight” (“Comedy Tonight,” Stephen Sondheim)