The Price of Everything: A Musical Vaudeville

Opened Jan 22, 2010
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A musical sends up of "Conspicuous Consumption" socio-economist Thorstein Veblen. Music by Richard B. Evans, Book and Lyrics by Kleban Award-winning Charles Leipart. What could possibly be timelier during the worldwide recession of the early 21st Century than to revisit the Robber Barons of New York City's high society of the early 20th Century? This high-class musical romp stars famed turn-of-the-20th-century socio-economist Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929) - here presenting his melodrama-within-a-musical to demonstrate his controversial theories, including his coining the phrase "Conspicuous Consumption"! Will he actually pay the actors? Can things ever change? Bring your food stamps, join the fun, and find out!! With songs such as "Greed is Good"..."Everybody Wants to Be a Star"... "We're Broke"... "Destiny Tango"... "The Status Quo"... "Ladies of Leisure"... "Things Can Change"... and "The Price of Everything"... haven't we been here before?

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