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Picture of Dorian Gray, The (Sharkey/Reiser) - Full Length Musical, Drama

Picture of Dorian Gray, The (Sharkey/Reiser)

Dave Reiser, Jack Sharkey

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Full Length Musical, Drama

6m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573614507

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jack Sharkey and Dave Reiser
Several surprises enliven the familiar plot with strange and startling configurations. A cast of 10 plays 21 parts-- the more to point up Dorian's self made trap as he reaches middle age. This is a gripping tale of love, lust, addiction, scandal and sly social satire--all leading to a harrowing clim…

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Description

Full Length Musical

Drama

Science Fiction

90 minutes

Time Period - 19th Century

Settings Of Play - The play is set in and about London, mid-1800s.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Special Effects

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol, Drugs

TAGS

Aging, Love

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre

Several surprises enliven the familiar plot with strange and startling configurations. A cast of 10 plays 21 parts-- the more to point up Dorian's self made trap as he reaches middle age. This is a gripping tale of love, lust, addiction, scandal and sly social satire--all leading to a harrowing climax. The world premiere in Riverside, CA, won an award for its incredible special effects (via that famous portrait of Dorian which ages, even while he stays eternally young).

Characters

CASTING

6m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting, Expandable casting

CASTING NOTES

The number of players in this show is 10 --- 6 males and 4 females --- and the various groups of characters listed below (such as SYBIL, GWEN, and HETTY) are played by the same person.

CHORUS SIZE

Small

1) DORIAN GRAY, a wealthy young man

2) LORD HENRY WOTTON, a British nobleman

3) BASIL HALLWARD, a renowned artist

4) SYBIL VANE, a young actress

     GWEN LANGDON, a society belle 

     HETTY DUVAL, a lovely noblewoman

5) MRS.VANE, Sybil's mother

    LADY MARGARET, Gwen's mother

    OLD GWEN, an opium addict

6) STAGE MANAGER, at Sybil's theatre

     L0RD BOYCE, a British nobleman

     BARTENDER, at opium den

7) ALAN CAMPBELL, a medical student

     JAMES VANE, Sybil's brother

8) THOMAS, Dorian's manservant

     BUTLER, at Lady Margaret's

     VICTOR, Thomas's successor

9) LADY ELLERTON, a British noblewoman

     HAG#1, friend of Old Gwen

10) LADY BEECHMONT, a British noblewoman

      HAG#2, friend of Old Gwen

Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Piano Only

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

11 Piano/Vocal Scores
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Author(s)
Jack Sharkey

Jack Sharkey

Jack Sharkey (1931-1992) was born on May 6, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. He began writing when he was 10 years old. He graduated from college with a BA in the Creative Writing Field of the English major. After that, he taught school for two years from 1953 to 1955. In mid-1955, Mr. Sharkey enlisted in the Army. He served at Sandia Base, New Mexico as a Special Services worker. He wrote, produced, ... view full profile

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Reviews
Jon Putzke 6/26/2015 8:55 PM
Not as "contemporary" of a musical as one would hope for! Probably a good choice for High Schools to do; not for anything beyond that.

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