The Musicals

My one-man shows have evolved from decades of experience performing in musicals and writing plays. I still perform in classic musicals but also try and push myself even more as an artist through the very personal storytelling form of the solo show. (SCROLL DOWN FOR THE MUSICALS)
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS OF UNITED SOLO THEATRE FESTIVALHOUDINI named Critics' Choice by "all about SOLO"! [READ THE REVIEW]

HOUDINI

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BOOKINGS NOW AVAILABLE FOR 2023!

Performed by Tom Frueh
Book, Music & Lyrics by Tom Frueh

Directed by Jen Jurek

Music Direction by Chris Piro

HOUDINI MEETS HIS GREATEST CHALLENGE EVER…
In 1926, the world-famous magician and escape artist Harry Houdini left New York on a farewell tour – and his life passed before his eyes. Follow his odyssey through the past, present and future as he encounters the most daunting challenge of his life and struggles to find the key that will truly set him free. 

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Running time: 90 minutes
Format: One-act solo musical
Suitable for all audiences
@HoudiniStarringTomFrueh

BOOK AN ENGAGEMENT! Select dates available from February 1, 2023 through November 30, 2023 (dates subject to change). Suitable for theatrical engagements, theatre festivals, magic events, private social and corporate events, university performances, plus additional venues and functions.

PARTNERS

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BOOKINGS NOW AVAILABLE FOR 2023!

Performed by Tom Frueh
Book, Music & Lyrics by Tom Frueh

Directed by Jen Jurek

Music Direction by Chris Piro

CAN SOMEONE EVER HEAL FROM THE LOSS OF THEIR TRUE LOVE?

Tom was a happy loner and confirmed bachelor—until he found his true love in Johan, a world-renowned ballet dancer. But when their 14-year relationship suddenly ends with Johan’s untimely death, the loss seems insurmountable. PARTNERS is the story of Tom’s search for an answer to whether it’s possible to truly survive the loss of one’s soulmate.

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Running time: 90 minutes

Format: One-act solo musical

Suitable for all audiences

@PartnersMusical

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DAYS OF THIRST AND BEAUTY

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NEW ORIGINAL MUSICAL RETURNS IN 2023 – PLUS ADDITIONAL BOOKINGS AVAILABLE!

Written and performed by Tom Frueh
Music & Lyrics by Tom Frueh

Directed by Jen Jurek

Music Direction by Chris Piro

WHAT GETS YOU OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING?

That’s exactly what the hero of this story keeps asking himself—but day after day, he finds himself at a loss for a satisfactory answer. So he sets out to find it, and gets help from an artist’s model, a pianist, a celebrity, an unexpected dance partner, and a body builder who always seems to be eating a banana. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind, all-new musical about creativity and how it can deliver us from the brink.

Running time: 60 minutes
Format: One-act solo musical
Suitable for all audiences
@DaysOfThirstAndBeautyMusical

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AFTER THE SHOW WITH THE MAN WHO OWNED BROADWAY

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NEW YORK WORLD PREMIERE IN 2023!

Written and performed by Tom Frueh
Music & Lyrics by George M. Cohan

Directed by Jen Jurek

Music Direction by Chris Piro

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A LIVING LEGEND ISN’T A LEGEND ANYMORE?

George M. Cohan is the legendary composer/lyricist of such standards as “Give My Regards to Broadway,” “Yankee Doodle Dandy” and “Over There.” He was also one of the world’s greatest musical theatre actor-producers, and came to be known as The Man Who Owned Broadway. Join him in his dressing room at the Morosco Theatre after an emotional performance as he plays and sings some of his favorite songs, and wonders whether his extraordinary show business career has suddenly ended.

Running time: 65 minutes
Format: One-act solo musical
Suitable for all audiences
@AfterTheShowWithTheManWhoOwnedBroadway

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HAVEN WAITS FOR EVERLY

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NEW ORIGINAL MUSICAL PREMIERES IN 2023!

Performed by Tom Frueh
Book, Music & Lyrics by Tom Frueh

Directed by Jen Jurek

Musical Direction by Chris Piro

IT’S LATE AT NIGHT IN A MANHATTAN STORAGE FACILITY…

And Haven is preparing to take Everly on a transatlantic voyage that will begin a whole new life for both of them. But when Everly’s participation becomes increasingly doubtful, Haven decides to let nothing derail his plans—even if he has to commit murder. What follows is a bizarre and suspenseful journey of mystery, uncertainty, passion—and unspeakable horror.

Running time: 90 minutes
Format: One-act solo musical
Suspense/Horror (Suitable for teenage and adult audiences)
@HavenWaitsForEverly

BOOK AN ENGAGEMENT! Select dates available from July 1, 2023 through September 30, 2023 (dates subject to change). Suitable for theatrical engagements, theatre festivals, private social and corporate events, Halloween events, university performances and other venues and functions.