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By Glennis McCarthy

"[Glennis] is a talent to be reckoned with. It was a stunning work of fearless comic tragedy."

-Greg Behrendt, author of He's Just Not That Into You

Cave Girl began as a workshopped piece in Carole D'Andrea's (West Side Story) class. From there, it was expanded into an hour-long musical which enjoyed a sold-out run at The Hollywood Fringe.

The show follows Gloria, a woman who runs away from her family to drink herself to death in a cave. While there, she lives out her dream of starring in a musical.


  • Best Solo Show

  • The Outdoor Voices Festival “Conversation Creation” Award

  • Best Flyer

Directed By Amber Petty



Cave Girl the Musical poster, designed by Dustin Jones

"One person musicals are usually hit and miss at Fringe, but Glennis McCarthy has written and performed a memorable show that brings a totally different point of view to the problem of addiction.  Skillfully directed by Amber Petty, it is the story of an addict who loses herself in a fantasy world, only to come to the realization that she desperately needs help.  McCarthy has an amazing voice, and delivers a dazzling performance that includes rewritten lyrics to hit songs including Billy Joel‘s “Moving Out,” as well as songs from the Disney classics Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid.  This one is worth the climb up to The Flight Theatre, and will have you humming along to these all-too familiar songs."

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