It's naughty & bawdy! It's theatrical & interactive! It's like competing in the BINGO Olympics at a rowdy BYO neighborhood block party ... where everyone is singing!
It's A Show! It's A Game! It's A Party!
Yes! BINGO Jamboree is a theatrical experience set inside the fictional Cocksville Town Hall. From the moment you cross the threshold into our world, you are encouraged to interact with our characters and fellow out-of-towners. Our hosts Don and Debra Dingleberry help guide you through the night, but there are no rules on how to enjoy their outlandish soirée.
IS IT A
Yes! BINGO Jamboree is a full-fledged one act musical—a musical with balls, if you will. Both Don and Debra Dingleberry, as well as the rest of the Cocksville gang, have an awful lot to sing about.
It's BINGO, after all!
IS IT A REAL GAME?
IS THERE A WINNER?
Yes and yes! The game play within BINGO Jamboree functions like a traditional game of blackout BINGO, but there is nothing traditional about our Jamboree. One guest will walk away with a crown, a grand prize, and all the glory. The best part: it could be you!
Yasss! If spending a night frolicking with the Dingleberrys wasn't already party enough (and boy, is it), Cocksville's second best amateur DJ is hosting his own super awesome dance party after the winner has been anointed.
WHO IS IT
Adults love BINGO Jamboree, but they shouldn't bring the kiddos. The standard version of the show contains grown-up language and late-night humor.
CAN I CUSTOMIZE THE
BINGO Jamboree's humor is customizable. While we think it's super cool the way it was written, we know others may gasp when Nanny shouts "make way for the F*@#!NG queen," and we respect that. The script is flexible and can be adjusted to suit a variety of audiences.
is written for an ensemble of 10 performers:
4 female-presenting principals
1 female-presenting swing
4 male-presenting principals
1 male-presenting swing
Inclusive casting is encouraged.
Fall in love with a sample of BINGO Jamboree's
awesomely memorable melodies!
BINGO Jamboree was first workshopped June 2021 in New York City with a fully vaccinated cast and team.
John Skufca is the Co-Founder of HALFWORLD, a new theatrical experience company. As a director/choreographer, he's helmed productions for major brands like Fox, Norwegian Cruise Line, Resorts World, Oceania Cruises, Genting SkyWorlds, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Most recently, he served as the Creative Director of Live Entertainment for the development of the world's first 20th Century Fox theme park located in Southeast Asia.
Liz Muller is the Co-Founder of HALFWORLD, a new theatrical experience company as well as the Founder and Director of Pipe Dream Theatre. She has served as the Music Director on over 20 shows for major cruise lines and theme parks. Most recently, she was a featured panelist at BroadwayCon and the Music Supervisor for SIX: The Musical on NCL.
C.E. Simon is the mastermind behind the award winning shoestring budget film company Pray for Rain films. He has written and produced original music and arrangements for podcasts, musicals, film, national commercials, cruise lines and theme parks. Most recently, he penned and composed Pipe Dream Theatre's audio-drama podcast AfterWords, available on all streaming platforms.
Concept / Book / Game
Lyrics / Book
A NOTE ON BINGO
Some of my fondest memories of growing up in small town Ohio are from the annual village BINGO nights over the 4th of July weekend. Smushed between a group of unlikely neighbors with huge, wacky personalities, these hot summer nights were filled with a type of magic that’s only found in the movies.
Looking back, it was more than just a game. It was an escape for us all—one where the dream of “winning big” was just as real for 8-year-old me as it was for Bob the Mailman down the table.
At its core, BINGO Jamboree is about community—a place to find common ground, to discover (and re-discover) your inner winner, and most importantly, to let your freak flag fly! While names and faces may change over time, the stories and shared experiences that define a community, or in our case, a show, are forever.