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Return to the Forbidden Planet - Full Length Musical

Return to the Forbidden Planet

Bob Carlton

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Full Length Musical

7m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573695995

Shakespeare's forgotten rock and roll masterpiece

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Description

Full Length Musical

Adventure, Science Fiction

Settings Of Play - Scientific Survey Flight 9

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Special Effects

Interior Set

Fantasy Costumes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Olivier, From West End

Winner! Olivier Award for Best Musical
Inspired by Shakepeare's The Tempest, this juke box musical is packed with rock 'n' roll classics such as Heard it Through the Grapevine, Young Girl, Good Vibrations, and Gloria.

Blast off on a routine flight and crash into the planet D'Illyria where a sci fi version of The Tempest set to rock and roll golden oldies unfolds with glee. The planet is inhabited by a sinister scientist, Dr. Prospero; his delightful daughter Miranda; Ariel, a faithful robot on roller skates; and an uncontrollable monster, the product of Prospero's Id, whose tentacles penetrate the space craft.





"A MASTERPIECE.... Take one plot (Shakespeare's The Tempest), one B movie (Forbidden Planet) and for added flavor plunder the entire Shakespearean cannon for dialogue (the more pungent the plagiarism, the more piquant the final effect).... YOUR FAVORITE BLASTS FROM THE PAST... ring out of the story with such unadulterated audacity that the cue lines themselves beg for mercy." - What's On

"The BEST ROCK AND ROLL SHOW in town.... You just have to laugh at the death defying puns ... and the way the songs are worked into the plot with perfect logic." - Daily Express

"Prepare to dance in the aisles." - Time Out

"Tacky, camp, irreverent and-- frankly enjoyable..... A cult hit." - Daily Mail

"An outbreak of fun and joy.... It is irresistible." - Jewish Chronicle


RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET started life with the Bubble Theatre Company as an open-air performance in a tent. A revised in-door production appeared at The Everyman Theatre in Liverpool and the Tricycle Theatre in London. RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET final version opened at the Cambridge Theatre in London's WEST END on September 11, 1989. It won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical for both 1989 and 1990. 
Characters

CASTING

7m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Room for Extras

DOCTOR PROSPERO - A mad scientist marooned for 15 years of the planet D'Illyria
ARIEL - Prospero's robot
MIRANDA - Prospero's daughter.Hopeless romantic who falls for Captain Tempest.
CAPTAIN TEMPEST - A Starship Captain. Super hero type, square-jawed.
SCIENCE OFFICER - A woman with a mysterious past: She's GLORIA-Prospero's wife
NEWSCASTER - Narrator 
NAVIGATIONAL OFFICER - Prone to panic during inter-galatoc emergencies. 
COOKIE - The ship's cook. Hopeless romantic and falls for Miranda.
OMNES - Spaceship Crew Member
BOSUN - Spaceship Crew Member

Plus Chorus


Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Small/Combo

MUSICAL STYLE

Pop/Rock

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

12 Piano/Conductor Scores that include parts for: Keyboards, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Electric Bass, Drum Kits, Trumpets, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Trombone
Media

Song Samples

Wipe Out

It's a Man's World

Great Balls of Fire

Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

Good Vibrations

I'm Gonna Change the World

Teenager in Love

Young Girl

She's Not There

All Shook Up

Gloria

Who's Sorry Now

Tell Her

Shake, Rattle, and Roll

Go Now

Only the Lonely

We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place

Hey Mr. Spaceman

Monster Mash

Great Balls of Fire [Reprise]

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