The Rockin' '60s Bachelorette Musical
Created by Roger Bean
Sally, Florence, and Dee Dee show up unannounced (food and booze in hand) for an impromptu bachelorette party to celebrate Millie’s upcoming nuptials. As the celebration picks up steam and the drinks flow late into the evening, the girls reveal scintillating details about their love lives, and we soon discover the well-kept secret of Millie’s missing fiancé. Featuring classic songs from the 1960s such as "My Boy Lollipop," "I Will Follow Him," "You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me," "Hey There Lonely Boy," and many others, including the title song, Why Do Fools Fall In Love? reaffirms that, during life’s struggles, true friendship will unveil its everlasting strength—and it does so with a rockin' beat!
Why Do Fools Fall In Love? takes place in 1966. Millie is getting married in a couple of days and is recovering from her mother's bridal shower when she is surprised by two of her girlfriends, Sally and Florence, with food, booze and Dee Dee (Flo’s cousin from out of town) in tow. As the drinking gets underway, loose lips begin sharing about each of their respective love lives, as well as Millie's upcoming nuptials. Sally brings out a Magic 8 Ball to liven up the party, but it leads to the revealing of well-kept secrets including the fact that Millie's dreamy fiancé is nowhere to be found. Millie swears she'll find him and bring him back—her dreams of the perfect wedding won't be dashed because of something silly like a missing groom.
Six months pass and the girls gather once again, this time to celebrate the engagement of Dee Dee to her longtime boyfriend. After the liquid refreshments begin flowing, we discover that Dee Dee's boyfriend is probably as bubble headed as she, Flo is desperately in love with a coworker who doesn't even know she exists and Sally keeps loving and losing them faster than anyone can keep count. The true drama rears its head when Sally confronts Millie about her less-than-perfect marriage. Millie breaks down and finally asks for help and forgiveness from her friends. Through it all, Sally, Millie, Florence and Dee Dee come to understand that no matter how bad love becomes, true friendship is always there to fall back on.