Show History



Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know is a musical comedy revue that utilizes work from 15 different composers, lyricists, and sketch writers.  It is based on the comedy book of the same name by travel expert Wendy Perrin.  The book functions as a guide for the do's and don't's of traveling, covering everything from airlines to lodging tips.  The revue takes those tips and turns them into a series of vignettes.  Each of the four actors (and in the original production, the piano and bass players) represent a variety of characters who face the gamut of travel highs and lows.


Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know premiered Off-Broadway at the Triad Theater on October 30, 1997.  In 1998, it transferred to the Ibis Supper Club before closing in February 2000 after more than 950 performances. The musical made its European debut at the Playroom at Cambridge Arts Theatre in Cambridge, England.


  • The original Off-Broadway production of Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know starred such notable performers as Michael McGrath, Stan Freeman, and Jay Leonhart.