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Supermarkets on Stage

#1
Posted: 7/11/19 at 10:15am

Hey everyone,

this might be a weird question, but:

are there any plays/musicals/shows that circle around a supermarket? Maybe the show is set in a supermarket or the leading character is a cashier?  Or even just a song or a monologue?

Anything that comes to mind?

Any input would be highly appreciated!

Thanks! :)

GfG

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#2
Posted: 7/11/19 at 10:22am

In the Heights is about a bodega.

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#3
Posted: 7/11/19 at 10:33am
Skittles The Musical takes place primarily in a grocery store.
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#4
Posted: 7/11/19 at 10:57am

An early iteration of Next to Normal had a Costco-set scene/song I believe. 

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#5
Posted: 7/11/19 at 11:14am

 

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#6
Posted: 7/11/19 at 11:33am

Christopher Durang's one-act monologue Laughing Wild is a (very funny) play about a mentally unstable woman shopping in a supermarket.

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#7
Posted: 7/11/19 at 11:47am

Whatever happened to festival darling Walmartopia?

"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."
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#8
Posted: 7/11/19 at 11:48am

jpbran said: "An early iteration of Next to Normal had a Costco-set scene/song I believe."

 

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#9
Posted: 7/11/19 at 10:34pm

Memphis - Scratch My Itch

Not a supermarket but Evening Primrose revolves around a department store.

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#10
Posted: 7/11/19 at 11:59pm
“I’m Just Movin’” from WORKING seems to fit what you’re looking for.
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#11
Posted: 7/12/19 at 12:12am
Not a supermarket, per se, but “Freeze Your Brain” from Heathers takes place in a 7-11.
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#12
Posted: 7/12/19 at 8:06am

Awesome! Thanks for the input everyone.

Hadn't really looked into the Skittles musical before. It sounds HILARIOUS!

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#13
Posted: 7/12/19 at 8:34am

This is a really minor one, but at least parts of "Jesus of Suburbia" from American Idiot were staged outside a 7-11 (as implied by the lyrics).