Neurosis: A New Musical

Book by Allan Rice, Music by Ben Green, Lyrics by Greg Edwards

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A modern musical comedy with a psychiatric twist, Neurosis is the story of two best friends -- Frank and his neurosis -- who embark on a quest to find happiness. Along the way, Frank meets the girl of his dreams, but watch out, she’s got a neurosis of her own. Falling in love means breaking down barriers, which threatens the neuroses’ existence. But can happiness be true if it means giving up a part of yourself?

Neurosis won the 2013 Syracuse Area Live Theater Award for Best New Musical.

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  • FRANK, a regular guy (30)
  • NEUROSIS, his neurosis (30)
  • ABBY, naive in a damaged way (29)
  • NEUROSALINA, her neurosis (29)
  • GERI, Frank's overbearing mother (late 60s)
  • KENNY, Frank's underbearing father (late 60s)
  • SAMANTHA, a no-nonsense therapist (40s-60s)
  • KURT, a douche bag (mid-40s)
  • LARRY, Frank's boss (mid-40s)


  • FWD Theatre Project, Chicago (February 2016)
  • Neurosis in Concert at Urban Stages' Winter Rhythms (December 2013)
  • Industry Reading (October 2013)
  • Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (July - August 2013)
  • Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab at the Snapple Theatre (November 2012)
  • The PiTCH at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (June 2012)


Fwd Theatre Project (February 29, 2016)

Industry Reading (October 24-25, 2013) [+]

Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival (July 18 - August 18, 2013) [+]

Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab (November 7, 2012) [+]

The PiTCH at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (June 21-23, 2012) [+]


Production photos courtesy of the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival


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