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My Son the Astronaut - Full Length Musical, Comedy

My Son the Astronaut

Jack Sharkey

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

3m, 3f, 6m or f

ISBN: 9780573618611

Book, Lyrics, and Music by Jack Sharkey
This wacky musical is about one George Kipple, whom his archetypal Jewish Mother likes to refer to as a "professional failure". George has never succeeded in anything; but he finally achieves success when he inadvertently becomes an astronaut to Mars, where he defeats the Red Nemesis (a monster who …

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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

Science Fiction

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, 1980s

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Special Effects

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

This wacky musical is about one George Kipple, whom his archetypal Jewish Mother likes to refer to as a "professional failure". George has never succeeded in anything; but he finally achieves success when he inadvertently becomes an astronaut to Mars, where he defeats the Red Nemesis (a monster who is decimating the Martians), gets the girl (his Earth sweetheart Miriam) and becomes a financial success to boot. Fans of Jack Sharkey are sure to love this show.
Characters

CASTING

3m, 3f, 6m or f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

CASTING NOTES

Plus Chorus and one monster

CHORUS SIZE

Medium

PRINCIPALS

GEORGE KIPPLE, an entrepreneur with a penchant for poverty

MIRIAM, his would-be-wife, doggedly anticipating romance

MAMA ---(Ester Kipple), George's eminently practical mother

COLONEL SMILEY WEBB, a dedicated Space Program promoter

SERGEANT BERTHA BLAIR, his loving-but-stubborn secretary

ARDYX, Parga of All Mars, etc. etc. etc.

PRINCESS KARLIAN, Ardyx's betrothed, ravenous for love

SUPPORTING

ANDY, a robot with something of a heart amid his circuits

GROTTLE, a supposedly trustworthy aide to Ardyx

COURIER, an actually trustworthy follower of Ardyx

GENERAL BELL, Colonel Webb's superior officer

GENERAL FENWICK GORMLEY, reluctant warden of Mama

CHORUS

PIZZERIA CUSTOMERS, MARTIANS (Guards, Lovers, Handmaidens, etc.), Cape Canaveral GROUND CREW, and unseen CHOIR

MONSTER

THE RED NEMESIS, an insatiably hungry animated rock                                      

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SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Piano Only

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

13 Piano/Vocal Scores
Author
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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