BINGO: The Winning Musical

written by Michael Heitzman, Ilene Reid & David Holcenberg

Direct from Off-Broadway comes Bingo, a splashy, zippy, fun new musical comedy about a colorful group of die-hard Bingo players and friends, Vern, Honey and Patsy, whose lives are thrown into a tizzy when a young stranger blows through their bingo hall and makes them confront their past. A hilarious musical with a tuneful score and outrageously funny book that leaves its audiences’ pulses racing! During this uproarious new musical comedy, the audience plays three games of bingo – that’s 3 lucky winners at every performance!

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2007 Best Musical, San Francisco Bay Area Critics Circle Award 2006 Drama League Winner – Best Actress – Janet Metz (Patsy)

Production History
Hermosa Beach Playhouse, Hermosa Beach, CA
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul, MN
Adirondack Theater Festival, Glens Falls, NY

St. Luke’s Theatre – OFF-BROADWAY, New York, NY
26th Street Stage Door Theater, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Golden Apple Dinner Theater, Sarasota FL
Apollo Theater, Chicago, IL
Centre Rep Theatre, Walnut Creek, CA
Seoul, Korea
Circle Theater, Grand Rapids, MI
Prairie Repertory Theater, Brookings, South Dakota
ART Station Inc, Stone Mountain, GA
Broadway Rose, Tigard, OR
And many, many more….


Popcorn, friendship, intrigue and a famous five-letter word. Bingo turns Grandma’s favorite form of gambling into fun-loving musical theater. Catchy, peppy songs! The performers sell each number with gusto!
– New York Times

The score is bouncy and well-crafted. An exportable small-theater concoction a la “Forever Plaid.”
– Variety

A deceptively witty book and spirited performances – creating a hilarious portrait of a peculiar competitive event, much in the way “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” did for elementary school spellers.
– The Associated Press

Songs to bring down the house!
– Los Angeles Times

Warm-hearted, witty, musical comedy!
– Chicago Tribune

A show the whole family can enjoy.
– Sun Sentinel Miami/Ft. Lauderdale

Really fun! Catchy and lighthearted!
– Newsday

We laughed uproariously!
– Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Comedic chaos set to wild music!
– The Post Star, Adirondack Theatre

Festival Heitzman, Reid and Holcenberg’s new musical comedy finds its heart, soul, and humor in a game that can be heard emanating from every church auditorium, high school cafeteria, and social hall across America.
– The Beach Reporter, Hermosa Beach, CA

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