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Golem Owned A Tropical Smoothie

Golem Owned A Tropical Smoothie is a musical comedy that tells the story of Golem, a non-copyright infringing creature who owns a non-copyright infringing smoothie shop called Tropical Smoothie in Panama City Beach, Florida. All is going well – until Smeegle, the notorious CEO of the mega-corporate Smoothie Kingdom, threatens to drive him out of business with tax loophole trickery. To save the shop, Golem and his loyal employees (Ian, a high school kid; Gabby, his overachieving older sister; and Kyle, a stoner college dropout) must come up with a plan to raise $60,000 in one week – or maybe 5 days? It doesn’t really matter. The point is, Golem owned a Tropical Smoothie.


Book, Music & Lyrics by: Garrett Poladian & Ethan Crystal


Lead Producer: Jonathan Hogue

  • Winner of Best Musical, Best Direction, Best Lyrics, SOUNDBITES 6.0 (2019)

  • Recipient of NAMT Frank Young Fund Grant (2020)

  • Semifinalist of the Eugene O’Neill National Musical Theatre Conference (2021)

  • Recipient of the NYFA City Artist Corps Grant (2021)



Venue: The Tank (NYC Industry Reading)

Date: August 23, 2023


Details on the planned 2025 off-Broadway run are TBA.



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