The “Neon Coconut” is a run- down nightclub in the fictitious town of Sandy Grove Florida. The year is 1963, and the club has seen better days. It’s few patrons now come mostly to see Dottie White, the lounge singer, who sings jazzy, sultry ballads for the middle aged audience.
The musical focuses on the conflict between Dottie and her former best friend from high school, Colleen Brooks. Not having seen or heard from each other since Dottie left town years before, abandoning her child, Colleen is bitter, but also afraid of Dottie learning about her own secret. Having heard stories of Dottie’s return under a false name, Colleen comes to the club to confront her about her past.