One Hit Wonder
Book by Jeremy Desmon
Arrangement and Orchestrations by Jesse Vargas
“Developed at the University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, Department of Musical Theatre”
“Originally developed by the Araca Group”
Rick is a rock and roll God! … at least, in his dreams. In reality, he’s a dive bar singer who just got canned from his latest gig. His lone badge of honor: a Battle of the Bands victory fifteen years ago when Rick and his high school girlfriend, Ashley, debuted their original duet, “One Hit Wonder”, and caused a sensation for one magical night. Of course, that’s all a distant memory, since the couple — and the band — broke up. Ashley’s now a high-powered executive in the big city, while Rick still clings to dreams of making it big in music.
When an old video of Rick and Ashley’s Battle of the Bands performance unexpectedly goes viral, pop mega-songstress Mercy Faith invites them to open her world tour. Personalities clash and jealousies rage, as Rick and Ashley are forced to deal with the realities of fame. With their reunited band and rekindled relationship both on the line, will their spark reignite, or will they forever remain a “One Hit Wonder”?
Described as “Rock of Ages for all ages,” this wildly fun new pop/rock jukebox musical includes the greatest one-hit wonders like “Walking on Sunshine”, “Livin La Vida Loca”, and “Tainted Love”. One Hit Wonder is all about music, love, and second chances… and it is all set to a soundtrack of the greatest one-hit wonders of all time.