Down at the Inferno: A medley from the opening number, sung by our hero Gus as he follows the crowd to the Club Inferno. In the piano interlude he bids farewell to Jackie at the Paradise Cafe.

Fat City / Money Money: Sung by the Gluttons & Money-Grubbers, indulging their vices at the Inferno's glitzy supper club.

Hell Is Who You Are: Dante drives home the ultimate lesson of the Inferno.

In Another Life: A romantic duet for Gus & Jackie at the Inferno as they get the feeling they must have met before.

Blotto: The Inferno's satanic emcee (known only as Eyepatch Guy) orchestrates an orgy fueled by the club's signature drug & celebrates its effects. Dante protests that we should "just say no" but off comes the lid of the sacred urn & out billows the infernal smoke for all to inhale.

Only Better: After many perils & though apparently doomed to eternal separation, Gus reunites with Jackie at the Paradise as her barflies sing to him about what life in heaven is really like.

For youtube videos of more Inferno selections, check out this site's home page
, plus At the Paradise Cafe, Beware
of Dog
, and A Ghost for a Guide.


Come join your fellow sinners at the club
that gives hell a good name!

        Inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy, Rick's new sung-through musical DOWN AT THE INFERNO turns a great poet's epic of the afterlife into a wild night out at the hottest club in town. Set smack in the present, the show embroils two modern lovers in a desperate quest for paradise through a labyrinth of 21st-century temptation.

        Our hero Gus, a lost soul in today’s media wilderness, gets caught up in the crowd headed for the Club Inferno. He strays into a humble dive called the Paradise Café and falls in love with its beautiful bartender, Jackie. But he’s got personal demons to wrestle and can’t resist the Inferno’s media hype, so he leaves her to explore its nine underground circles.

        With the ghost of Dante as his guide, Gus descends into a contemporary vision of Hell as eternal entertainment, where the star of the show is a wickedly sexy Jackie, the dark double of his Paradise sweetheart.

         Can Gus’s love for the “good” Jackie win the hard-bitten heart of the infernal one? Can he solve the mystery of her double nature? Can he save her from the clutches of the Inferno’s diabolical impresario and escape with her back to the Paradise? Will their love survive the perilous depths of the club so “in” there’s no way out?

         Get in on Dante’s tour of who’s who in Hell today—
and get swept up by a love story that takes you all the way
to heaven.

         For more production info, the complete recorded score
and/or script,
contact Mind's Ear Music.