Ben Harrison

author, musician, playwright

“A distinctive voice with a delightful sense of humor and story telling ability. His songs paint a picture. His books and musicals are fueled by a wonderful sense of the ridiculous.

Undying Love

A musical set in Key West during the 1930’s about the true bizarre romance between faux Count von Cosel and the beautiful, terminally ill, Elena Hoyos.


Clouds Over the Sunshine Inn

A musical comedy about the physical fitness oriented Sunshine Inns and their “just desserts”. The play combines love, trickery, and sweet redemption all baked into a scrumptious three layer cake by Maximillion Longfellow, the best pastry chef on the planet.

Key West: A Musical Tour About Town

A stage production celebrating the colorful history of Key West’s most infamous characters and events. Conceived by Ben Harrison, and partially written in collaboration with John Wells, the play includes such musical numbers as Ballad of Bum Farto, The Conch Train Song, Affordable Housing, and The Poultry Operetta. The play ran for over 12 years, starting in 1994, and showed in various venues around the island. Cast members over the years included Ben Harrison, Nadine Imus, John Wells, Marjorie Paul-Shook, and Paul Cotton, of Poco fame. 


Galactic Interface

A one-act play written for The Studios Key West's “One Night Stand” event.  Aliens from the planet Glow Glob are forced by their women to come to Key West in order to learn more about Fantasy Fest and the sexual enhancements offered on the internet.  Hopefully, it was a worthwhile trip.