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KURVES, the Musical (Paperback)

KURVES, the Musical (Paperback)

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KURVES, THE MUSICAL was first produced at the Rialto Theater in Denison, Texas March 1-3, 2012. The popularity of the show resulted in a return to the Rialto in October 11-13, 2012.

KURVES, THE MUSICAL features fun ensemble characters (4 M/4 W) with depth that can be performed by high school to college, church or community theater, regional or professional groups using a minimal set-or as extravagant as you wish.

This SCRIPT-VOCAL SCORE contains the script, lyrics and vocal music for the entire KURVES show.

KURVES is a two-act 2-hour musical comedy features 12 songs in styles ranging from ballad to blues, jazz to gospel. A piano/vocal score (sold separately--email for ordering information) is available for rehearsal or performance. An orchestration is prerecorded to make rehearsals user-friendly with a professional performance sound for any size theater. NOTE: Performance CD available only from playwrights after licensing.

Company numbers require two- to four-part harmonies in medium vocal ranges, often written as "rounds" or combinations of previously sung solo lines for ease of learning.

No special set or costuming is required; may be performed on a bare stage with street clothes (workout clothes), or as elaborate as you wish.


Visit KURVES, TEXAS and fall in love with eight quirky characters of Maxine's Gym -- you know people like this (or wish you did!).

Meet Maxine, the cross-dressing owner of a run-down woman's gym-a safe hangout where friends gather to work on problem thighs and problem lives. Mabel is the many-times-married director of a soup kitchen. Mousey poetry teacher Jane wants to make an impression at her next high school reunion (Someone Must See Me). And insecure newlywed Ronnie grew up on the wrong side of the tracks but married the town catch and feels unworthy of his love (The Picture).

Two inept small-time crooks throw curves into everyone's lives when they break into the gym and hold up the women (Pitching Woo). Boots needs money to buy a cool car to attract that perfect lady-he can't resist spouting pickup lines with each breath (You're The Chick For Me). Fingers quotes movies (Silver Screen Blues) so he won't sound dumb and guards his treasure-filled Superman lunchbox to avoid ridicule.

When a familiar-looking stranger arrives (Dreams For Sale), Celia discovers a decades-old betrayal after the robbers break the key in the door and everyone gets locked inside (The Dream). Tempers flare (Suck It Up, Sweetheart), romance blooms (Poetry & Jazz) and secrets are confessed (Happy)--just why has Maxine/Max masqueraded as a woman for 30 years? Only the arrival of the town catch, assistant district attorney Troy reveals the truth behind Max's secret life (Curves). Ultimately, all discover they had what they needed all along (Life Happens).


  • Someone Must See Me (Jane)
  • The Picture (Ronnie)
  • Pitching Woo (Fingers, Boots)
  • You're the Chick for Me (Boots)
  • Curves (Maxine)
  • Dreams for Sale (Celia, Jane, Ronnie)
  • Life Happens (Company)
  • The Dream (Max, Celia)
  • Suck It Up, Sweetheart (All but Celia)
  • Pitching Woo, Reprise (Fingers, Mabel)
  • Silver Screen Blues (Fingers)
  • Poetry & Jazz (Jane, Boots)
  • Happy (Celia)
  • The Picture, Reprise (Troy, Ronnie)
  • Curves, Reprise (Company)
  • Life Happens, Reprise and Bows (Company)
  • Suck It Up, Sweetheart, Exit (Company)


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