An original a cappella musical comedy about love, friendship, and of course, a cappella competitions.

It is a fun, affordable choice for colleges and high schools looking to put on a production in-house!

About Tone Deaf

The Story

Tone Deaf is an original a cappella musical comedy about love, friendship, and of course, a cappella competitions!

Tony, a small town high school graduate is excited to join his first ever collegiate a cappella group at his new College. He has always loved a cappella, but his high school didn’t have a group. There is only one problem: he is tone deaf and doesn’t know it. The story follows a cappella dreams, struggles, and gives a window inside how groups prepare for a cappella competitions.

About Dr. Rollo Fisher

Dr. Fisher received his music education degrees from Indiana University (BME), University of Central Florida (MME), and Florida State University (Phd). He has taught in public K-12 schools in the United States and Ireland, and currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music at Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York. He has directed both individuals and groups who have been seen on The Voice, the Sing Off, and ICCA competitions. His familiarity with both the a cappella culture and public education inspired him to compose this musical. He is cofounder of IGBOM, Inc., a company dedicated to bring out the best in everyone.

Why Choose Tone Deaf?

School musicals and plays are important because they build pride and confidence in students, as well as bring together the community and create school spirit. They are ways to showcase what students are learning, and they are great ways to raise money for programs, causes or departments. The cost of putting on a school musical can be quite the process, not to mention, expensive. Often, the cost associated with putting on a show doesn’t make sense for how much revenue it will bring in, and it’s avoided all together.

College Days

by Dr. Rollo Fisher | Tone Deaf, A Musical Comedy

It can be a challenging for performance arts departments in schools to put on broadway musicals and plays. Cost, among many other factors, can hinder a school’s options. Tone Deaf’s author, Dr. Rollo Fisher, addresses many of these issues:

Putting on a musical performance costs money. Performance rites, performance space, hiring musicians, set design, renting/owning wireless microphones, costume rental, and more are all expenses that need to be addressed. And then you have to consider what you’ll make from the show. What if not as many people buy tickets as you need to cover the costs?

With Tone Deaf, your cost is so low, you are almost guaranteed to make money.

Shows take months of preparation, and sometimes directors want to start earlier than companies will send the scores. Also, rehearsals can be spent pounding notes for weeks.
Having gone through the process of getting the rites to a show from large licensing companies, I know how tedious it can be. What if your theater is a lot bigger than the number of tickets you expect to sell? What if the money you need is more than you have available to you? What if you are the new director hired yesterday, and don’t want to do the same show your predecessor picked, and time is short?
What if the show calls for characters you can’t cast? You needed that one person to be (insert character here), and no one auditioned that looks that part at all? Many shows I have walked into the last day of auditions with no one fitting that needed description, and luckily one person happens to fit at the last minute. What about wanting to do a show that calls for someone to hit really high/really low notes, and you don’t know if you can find someone who can do that (and act)? Why not eliminate that stress?
What if you want to put on a show, but do not have access to a traditional theater stage? Many people dream of putting on some type of show, but cannot because no one will let you use their stage for two months, or even one week.

Be Who You Are

by Dr. Rollo Fisher | Tone Deaf, A Musical Comedy

A Cappella Everywhere

by Dr. Rollo Fisher | Tone Deaf, A Musical Comedy

Buying the Rites to Tone Deaf

If you decide to purchase rites to this show, here would be the financial breakdown:

  • Performance rites for up to 8 shows, no matter the size of the space: $997
  • Theater rental for duration of show, including crew: flexible to be used anywhere $0
  • Set construction/backdrop rentals: $0
  • Audio equipment rental/purchase: $0
  • Musicians for the orchestra pit: $0
  • Costume rental: $0

Total cost: $997

With that price, you can charge any ticket price you want, perform in any size theater, or in any space you wish. Once you purchase the rites, you have instant access to the full script and score as a downloadable pdf file. Recordings of each song are available, and individual part tracks are available for practice. The songs can be transposed to any key you need, and you can schedule the performance dates for whenever you wish. If you need to change the dates, simply contact Dr. Fisher, and agreements can be amended.

Just think. You could have a very profitable show, and raise money for other endeavors. Even if you charge $10, and have 200 people come see the show, you still come out $1000 ahead. Do the math for your situation. So what do you have to lose?

Listen Now

A selection of songs from Tone Deaf, A Musical Comedy

Never Fear Social Media is Here

by Dr. Rollo Fisher | Tone Deaf, A Musical Comedy

Be Who You Are

by Dr. Rollo Fisher | Tone Deaf, A Musical Comedy

College Days

by Dr. Rollo Fisher | Tone Deaf, A Musical Comedy

A Cappella Everywhere

by Dr. Rollo Fisher | Tone Deaf, A Musical Comedy

Women

by Dr. Rollo Fisher | Tone Deaf, A Musical Comedy

Buy Now or Learn More!

Please fill out the form below to begin the purchase process, or ask any questions you may have. If you’d like to purchase the rites to Tone Deaf, you will receive an email from us, along with a PayPal invoice followed by your downloads.

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