Samantha Spade, Ace Detective is a film-noir-detective-story-musical (in black and white). Book and Lyrics by Lisa Diana Shapiro Music by Georgia Stitt Samantha is a lonely, misfit 13-year-old. After getting bullied in camp, she retreats to the old detective movies she loves, entering a film noir fantasy world where she is SAMANTHA SPADE, ACE DETECTIVE, the go-to gumshoe who always solves the case—for $25 a day, plus Twizzlers. Sam’s first case enters on the glamorous gams of Veronica Venus, star of stage, screen and the occasional circus. Veronica’s boyfriend, Senator John D. Rockababy, is missing. But something’s fishy, and Samantha’s investigation leads to the dames, palookas, grifters, chiselers, flatfoots and flim-flammers that populate this black and white world. With a smart, catchy score and a feisty, inspirational and relatable female lead, this show is perfect for school-age kids to perform and appropriate for all audiences. For further information about the National Youth Arts 2014 Winner of OUTSTANDING NEW MUSICAL, check out the show’s website, Instagram, extra videos and demos. Request License Request License Please contact Kim Rogers (email@example.com) for Amateur and Caroline Barnard (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Professional productions. Order Perusal Order Perusal Please contact Kim Rogers (email@example.com) for Amateur and Caroline Barnard (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Professional productions.