Paparazzi, get your cameras ready! It’s 1990, and Manhattan’s rich and famous are flocking to an annual gala at the Upper West Side’s biggest museum. Anyone who’s anyone will be there. So will RITA L’BOUTETTE, a once promising investigative reporter now stuck at a teen beat tabloid after a disastrous fall from grace. She’s there to interview heartthrob popstar HOLDEN OUTHOPEFORYOU-GIRL. But fate has something else in store: her old flame, art critic ALEC ZIS, is the curator of the night’s exhibit, an homage to megawatt celebrity artist Spanksy. As if things couldn’t get any worse, a priceless painting is stolen just moments after its unveiling! With the museum on lockdown and the clock ticking, Rita is thrust back into the investigative role she thought she’d left behind forever. But this isn’t your grandma’s whodunnit! Rita’s detecting gets dizzyingly derailed as the guests’ secret ulterior ambitions take the reins. Can EILEEN ONYOUFINANCIALLY finally be something other than the beautiful wife of geriatric billionaire CASSIUS WHATIMAFTER? How far will downtrodden paleontologist ARTHUR BONESBURIEDHERE go in pursuit of redemption? Will apathetic ghost queen HELGA TBORING find meaning in her life after death? What does an escape artist have in common with an MI6 agent? MR. E. GUEST and MAYA LITTLE-EYE sure couldn’t tell you. And does anyone else find that bearded 2nd grader, ELI ZABOUT-HISAGE, shady? Amidst a mess of magic, mayhem, and malintent, Rita wrestles with what is perhaps the hardest task of all: believing in yourself. Steal away to Farkas Hall this spring for our 175th musical comedy spectacular: HEIST, HEIST, BABY!
Written by: Sophie Garrigus and Maddie Dowd
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