The Boy Detective Fails: New Musical Based on Joe Meno's Novel
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The last date listed for The Boy Detective Fails was Sunday September 25, 2011 / 7:00pm.
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Book by Joe Meno
Music & Lyrics by Adam Gwon
Based on novel The Boy Detective Fails by Joe Meno
Scenic Design Derek McLane
Costume Design Kathleen Geldard
Lighting Design Chris Lee
Sound Design Matt Rowe
Orchestrations Andy Einhorn
Music Directon Gabriel Mangiante
Choreographed by Karma Camp
Directed by Joe Calarco
The Boy Detective Fails, based on Joe Meno’s acclaimed novel, tells the story of Billy Argo, “boy detective.” In the twilight of a childhood full of wonder, a broken-hearted Billy faces a mystery he can’t comprehend – the shocking death of his young sister and crime-solving partner, Caroline. Ten years later, a 30-year old Billy returns to his quiet New Jersey town after an extended stay at St. Vitus’ Hospital for the mentally ill. Although determined to solve the mystery of Caroline’s death and right old wrongs, he instead discovers a world full of unimaginable strangeness, beauty and love.