Trading Places the Musical

Trading Places the Musical
Trading Places the Musical

Inspired by the beloved film, Trading Places is a hilarious new musical pitting nature against nurture in a modern-day prince and the pauper story. When the lives of a poor street hustler and a privileged stockbroker are swapped as part of an elaborate bet between wealthy brothers, each is challenged in a way they never imagined.

With the help of a charming and unlikely cast of characters, the pawns team up to take their revenge in a comedic and fitting turn that leaves them forever changed for the better. Set in the 80’s decade of shoulder pads and big hair, and reimagined through today’s societal lens, audiences will walk out of the theater “looking good, feeling good.”

Trading Places is helmed by an exciting creative team including television and film writer Thomas Lennon (Night at the Museum, “Reno 911”), musical writing team Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner (First Date), and Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon (A Soldier’s Play, A Raisin in the Sun).

Trading Places enjoyed its world-premiere run at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta from May–June 2022.

Book: Thomas Lennon & Robert Ben Garant

Lyrics/ Music: Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner

“Nothing short of inspiring and hilarious.
—Broadway World

“This screwball switcheroo delivers fun along the way.”