A-Wop Bop A-Loo Bop


Writers: Mark Brymer John Jacobson


Show Information

Number of Acts
Comedy, Jukebox/Revue
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
St. Louis, Missouri, 1950-1960s
Cast Size
Orchestra Size
Rock Combo
Ideal for
Star Vehicle Female, Star Vehicle Male, Large Cast, High School, Community Theatre
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes late teen, early teen, adult, young adult characters


Celebrating the family-friendly songs of the late 1950s and early 1960s, A-Wop Bop A-Loo Bop is a jukebox musical about the power of rock n’ roll. Roberta “Ruby” Lester and her friends have big dreams of rock ‘n roll stardom. However, when the local radio station bans rock ‘n roll from the airwaves, the local kids make a stand to save the music they love. Along the way, friendships are tested as some dreams don’t go as planned. Will Ruby and her friends be able to bring rock back to the radio? Reminiscent of shows like Grease and Hairspray, A-Wop Bop A-Loo Bop features the classic tunes of the 50s and 60s that will have many generations of audience members dancing in their seats! This show is perfect for highlighting young performers. A-Wop Bop A-Loo Bop includes many featured roles and expandable casting, making it a great choice for any school and community productions.

Lead Characters

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