The Atomic Brain! the Musical
The Atomic Brain! the Musical is adapted from a 1960’s ‘B’ horror movie. Greedy, ruthless, friendless, and vain, Hetty March is everything she ever aspired to be… except immortal. But she’s working on that. She has spent a fortune funding the research of a brilliant (but completely mad) scientist, Dr. Otto Frank. Now that Dr. Frank’s brain-transplant experiments have proven successful with cats and dogs, it is time for old Hetty to find a new body.
She sends her attendant, Victor, to pick up her newly hired international housemaids: Nina Rhodes, Beatrice Mullins, and Anita Gonzales. The girls arrive at the creepy mansion only to find themselves ensnared in the web of a vain and crazy old woman who bars their every attempt to escape. Brain transplants, rapping cats, and a dog-man are just some of the mayhem that ensues as the three unlucky houseguests try to save their brains and make it out alive!
Scripts, Piano/Vocal Score, Orchestra Score, Performance Tracks, Artwork
Basses (normal, accoustic and synth)
Keys (Piano, organ, synths)
Reeds (flutes oboes, clarinets)
Horns (Trombones, trumpets, saxes, French horns)
5F, 3M, 7F or M
Note: The voice types below are just suggestions. The note ranges and other qualities that define traditional voice types don’t always translate well to pop vocals. We can transpose songs for a small fee.
Hetty March [F]:
A mean, selfish, vain, and incredibly rich old woman. Alto or Mezzo-soprano
Nina Rhodes [F]:
A domestic servant from Austria with a PhD in neuroscience. She has a slight, vaguely European accent which fades quickly. Mezzo-soprano or Soprano
Dr. Otto Frank [M]:
A hip mad scientist with a thing for brains. Tenor
Beatrice Mullins [F]:
A domestic servant from England with dreams of becoming a movie star. Her accent vacillates; sometimes it is unnoticeable, and other times it is an exaggerated Cockney. Soprano
Anita Gonzales / Hildegard / Anita Cat [F]:
A domestic servant from Spain with a PhD in nuclear physics. / A cat inhabiting Anita’s body. / Anita inhabiting the body of a cat. Alto or Mezzo-soprano
Hetty’s greedy attendant. He is everyone’s floor mat. Baritone
Narrator [M or F]:
Dog Man (Archie) [M]:
A man with a dog’s brain.
Noel, Wren, and Macbot [M or F]:
Theatergoers in a “movie audience” off to the side of the stage. Think Mystery Science Theater 3000.
The victim of a botched brain transplant.
Figaro, Mewsette, Sweet Dee, Snowball II, Chihiro [F or M]:
Dr. Frank’s dancing cats.