Boogie Nights the Musical May 2012
Solihull College, Performing Arts, UK
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The plot is about two lovers called Debs and Roddy. Roddy has a dream to be a rock star. They have been together for five years, as have their best friends Terry and Trish. There is a fancy dress dance contest at their local disco 'Boogie Nights', and Roddy promises he will go with Debs. Debs then reveals to Trish that she is pregnant with Roddy's baby.
Roddy's dad, Eamon, an Elvis-crazy guy, tells Roddy to treat Debs better and to get a job. But Roddy has his head too far up in the clouds to notice that he is hurting anyone.
Days later, she is waiting for Roddy to pick her up from shopping. He doesn't, but she is met by Dean, the DJ at Boogie Nights. He tells Debs that Roddy is not good enough for her, and that she should go out with himself. They kiss.
Meanwhile, Roddy is met by Lorraine, the singer in the disco's band, and her boyfriend Spencer (also a singer). They are rowing, and he storms off. Lorraine and Roddy then cheat together on their partners. Lorraine tells Roddy that she is going to enter the dance contest with him.
At the contest, Roddy's lovers meet and they realise what is going on. Debs dumps Roddy. She then has a miscarriage.
When Elvis dies Eamon is left heart broken, when Roddy complains Eamon tries to put everything in perspective, Roddy uses a picture of what he thinks is Elvis but when he looks is his deceased mother. Eamon throws Roddy out and forgets about Roddy.
Weeks later, Terry comes over to Roddy's and tells him that Debs is seeing Dean. Roddy finally accepts that their relationship is over. He goes over to Debs' and she tells him about the baby. Spencer gives Roddy the job of singer in his band. He runs to tell Debs the news, but she tells him some news first—she and Dean are engaged.
Eamon tells Spencer he wants to make up with Roddy but if he says sorry.
Terry is best man at their wedding; Roddy is the singer. When Spencer asks for song requests, Roddy makes a request to come home. Roddy and Eamon patch things up.
Everyone got what they wanted Eamon was friends with Roddy, Dean got Debs, Debs got someone to trust and Roddy was a singer. But Roddy doubts that he really wanted this dream, if he had the choice would he have chosen Debs?
Roddy - Hero of the story, dreaming of a life as a rock star
Debs - Roddy's girl friend
Terry - A garage mechanic
Trish - Debs' friend and Terry's girlfriend
Eamon - Roddy's father
Dean - DJ at the club
Spencer - front man for the resident band
Lorraine - Singer in the local band and Spencer's girlfriend