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 FESTIVAL

HOUDINI

RETURNS IN 2021!

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 April 30, 2021 through December 31, 2021. Suitable for theatrical engagements, theatre festivals, magic events, private social and corporate events, university performances, plus additional venues and functions.

PARTNERS

RETURNS IN 2021!

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

BOOK AN ENGAGEMENT! Select dates available from April 30, 2021 through December 31, 2021. Suitable for theatrical engagements, theatre festivals, private social and corporate events, university performances, spousal loss and other therapy groups, plus additional venues and functions.

DAYS OF THIRST AND BEAUTY

NEW ORIGINAL MUSICAL COMING IN 2021!

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. World premiere in 2021!

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

BOOK AN ENGAGEMENT! Select dates available from April 30, 2021 through December 31, 2021. Suitable for theatrical engagements, theatre festivals, private social and corporate events, university performances and other venues and functions.

AFTER THE SHOW WITH THE MAN WHO OWNED BROADWAY

NEW ORIGINAL MUSICAL COMING IN 2021!

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

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: 60 minutes
Format: One-act solo musical
Suitable for all audiences
@AfterTheShowWithTheManWhoOwnedBroadway

BOOK AN ENGAGEMENT! Select dates available from April 30, 2021 through December 31, 2021. Suitable for theatrical engagements, theatre festivals, private social and corporate events, university performances and other venues and functions.