Top Banana: Musical Info & Synopsis


Top Banana transports audiences into the world of Jerry Biffle, a charismatic and somewhat egotistical television host striving for fame and success. Set against the backdrop of a live TV variety show, the musical follows Jerry’s comedic antics and the chaotic behind-the-scenes happenings that unfold as the show airs. Top Banana showcases the challenges and absurdities of showbiz while highlighting the resilience and charm of its one-of-a-kind protagonist.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Golden Age (1951)

Cast Size: 15+

Genre: Comedy

Setting: 1950s / USA (NYC)

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Johnny Mercer

Book: Hy Kraft

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1951)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


1950s, Comedic, Golden Age, Original

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