Ron Lytle’s award-winning musical comedy, OH MY GODMOTHER!, is a side-splitting, over-the-top spin on the classic Cinderella tale. But don't think you know the whole story just yet, for as the opening lyric cautions:
Start with Albert, a love-struck gay teen in San Francisco. Toss in a homophobic Stepmother, a drag-loving 'Godmother', the reigning queens of Castro Street and their adopted son Prince--who’s questioning his own sexuality--and you’ll begin to get an idea of why this show has been greeted by gales of laughter, sold out houses and critical acclaim.
Ron Lytle’s score, in the toe-tapping tradition of Irving Berlin and Jerry Herman, is a parade of syncopated showstoppers including such memorable tunes as “Fabulous!” “It’s A Boy” and “Old Fashioned Commitment Ceremony”.
"Go on and have a fabulous time!"
Cast of Characters:
||Betweeen 18-21 years old, resolute and strong, out of necessity.
||Gay, not a club boy. Becomes confused when he finds himself attracted to a 'girl'.
||A man who owns a drag shop in the Castro. Albert’s only constant and his real family.
||Prince’s best friend. Flamboyant. Prince’s parents houseboy. Obsessed with boys.
||Prince’s adoptive father. Sensible. Middle aged. Happily married to Truman for 25 years.
||Prince’s other father. Highly sensitive and overly dramatic.Very much in love with Oscar.
||Endlessly cruel to Albert. Openly homophobic. Evil meets Glam. Embarrassed by daughters.
||Lazy and spoiled. Unpolished and rude. Clothes obsessed.
||Lazy and spoiled. Unpolished and rude. Prone to overeating.
||Male and Female singers/dancers. Show works well with as few as 2 of each.
About the Creator:
Ron Lytle began his career in music and theatre as a singer and dancer in summer stock theatres. He subsequently performed leading roles in dozens of musicals comedies, as well as productions for The Walt Disney Company and National Public Radio. He has performed onstage alongside many celebrities including Debbie Reynolds, James Earle Jones, Marie Osmond, Lea DeLaria, Nancy Dussault and JoAnne Worley.
While performing in Las Vegas, he transitioned into writing and produced seven original musicals in a three year period (the most successful of which played well over a thousand performances). Also during this period, his writings on film musicals appeared in a national film magazine. He now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area and still performs with several companies there. Since 2005, he has been the resident playwright for the East Bay Children's Theatre, creating one new musical per season for them.
His musical THE MAN WHO SAVED CHRISTMAS, debuted in 2006, was deemed an "instant holiday classic" and has been released for national productions for the 2009 holiday season. He has written countless songs and children's books for a leading toy company including an adaptation of the film version of Dr. Suess' THE CAT IN THE HAT, an original story based on THE BATMAN animated television series. and many other original titles.
Oh My Godmother! (c) Ron Lytle, All Rights Reserved