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About the show

Assisted Living: The Musical® is a 85-minute vaudeville-esque romp written for between two and eighteen actors, and scored for a scalable band, from a single pianist to seven musicians.  


The show’s host couple enters heaven, suspecting their son pulled the plug…

to get his hands on Dad’s vintage Corvette. They don’t seem to mind.

Instead, the couple fondly remembers Pelican Roost,

a very active, full-service retirement community. 

Pelican Roost is like Woodstock with walkers...                                                                    and better bathrooms.


There, eighteen different characters

          sing and dance,

                    revel and kvetch,

                              celebrate and bloviate

                                      their way through later life.  

"We've got artificial flowers... and grab bars in the showers." 

"He wanted me..."

Naomi Lipshitz-Yamamoto-Murphy

regularly upgrades her condo.

It's an unintended consequence

of spousal mortality.

 A Stetson-wearing TV lawyer

promises that legal compensation hides in every act of aging.

A Wellness Center nurse actively – very actively – recruits organ donors.


"No need for you

to be the final owner."

A frenetic hypochondriac

chases all the symptoms.


"You can trust me...

I'm a lawyer!"

A 93-year-old Cadillac owner

redefines “Drive-Thru Window.”

"I'm lying on my deathbed

from this pimple on my forehead."

"I'm legally blind anyway!"

Each character lives life in the moment, to the max.

Although the show is written for adults,  there are no sad songs, no Depends® jokes and no f-bombs in Assisted Living: The Musical.

Everyone at Pelican Roost is having way too much fun for that!

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