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Hope for the Best - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Hope for the Best

Dave Reiser, Jack Sharkey

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

3m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573610448

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jack Sharkey and Dave Reiser
"Haute Couturiere" Hope Chapman and her pessimistic assistant. Deslie, are about to file bankruptcy for their business when a great opportunity comes by. Can they turn a millionaire's daughter from ugly duckling to swan in three days, to attract the attention of rich Gregory Tarlton? But daughter An…

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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

Farce

90 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - The Fairbanks mansion on Long Island.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol

TAGS

Love

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

Haute Couturiere Hope Chapman and her pessimistic assistant. Deslie, are about to file bankruptcy for their business when a great opportunity comes by. Can they turn a millionaire's daughter from ugly duckling to swan in three days, to attract the attention of rich Gregory Tarlton? But daughter Angela, is a real project-- almost irretrievably unattractive, totally wrapped up in her hobby, fish survival, and madly in love with the family butler. Then Gregory mistakes Hope for Angela and, Hope not realizing who he is, they fall madly in love with one another. But Gregory and Angela are set for a mutually unwanted marriage-- and everybody else is equally unhappy. Complications mount until finally true love unites the proper parties-- at least they hope it's proper-- because everybody may be related to everybody else! Some twenty hilarious and/or romantic musical numbers add to your audience's enjoyment.

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CASTING

3m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

RICHARD FAIRBANKS, a middle-aged millionaire
MORGAN, the Fairbanks family butler
DESLIE DUNSTEDDER, world-weary assistant of ---
HOPE CHAPMAN, a well-known couturiere
ANGELA FAIRBANKS, Richard's drab daughter
GREGORY TARLTON, the Catch of the Century

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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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