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Not the Count of Monte Cristo?! - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Not the Count of Monte Cristo?!

Dave Reiser, Jack Sharkey

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

2m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573680854

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jack Sharkey and Dave Reiser
"Crammed with ridiculous dialogue, absurd situations and a virtual midway of musical styles...The audience booed, hissed and applauded happily.' - Calgary Herald,Canada

"The silliness is endearing...Corny antics and slapstick character…

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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

Parody / Spoof

90 minutes

Time Period - 19th Century

Settings Of Play - France in the early 1800s during the exile of Napoleon Bonaparte.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Physical Comedy

Interior Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol

TAGS

Friendship

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

Three ragtag actors trying to stage a musical version of The Count of Monte Cristo despite limited sets, funds and costumes provide music hall tomfoolery at its best.

"Crammed with ridiculous dialogue, absurd situations and a virtual midway of musical styles...The audience booed, hissed and applauded happily.'" - Calgary Herald,Canada

The silliness is endearing...Corny antics and slapstick characterizations...in a non-stop comic romp which is at times hysterically funny...No opportunity for humor has been overlooked... You're in for a night peppered with spontaneous applause and raucous laughter." - Calgary Sunday Sun

Characters

CASTING

2m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting, Expandable casting

CASTING NOTES

You are actually doing TWO shows: This musical itself, and a show about three hapless performers trying to do this musical.

CHORUS SIZE

Small

Role                                                   Performer*

EDMUND DANTES ("Ed") ................................ X                                  

MERCEDES ("Sadie") ..................................... Y                                        

FERDINAND MONDEGO ("Ferdy") ................... Z                      

DANGLARS ("Dang") ....................................... Z

VILLEFORT ("Villy") ......................................... Z

ABBE FARIA .................................................... Z

VALENTINE ("Val") ......................................... Y

ALBERT ("Al") ................................................. Z

TOWNSPEOPLE .......................................... Y & Z

ANYBODY ELSE ............................................... Z


    


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SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Piano Only

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

Piano/Vocal Score
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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