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Woman in White, The - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Woman in White, The

Wilkie Collins, Tim Kelly, Jack Sharkey

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

4m, 8f

ISBN: 9780573681097

Book, Lyrics, and Music by Tim Kelly and Jack Sharkey
A Musical spoof of Wilkie Collins' grim Gothic novel

Sub titled "A Cautionary Chronicle of Monstrous Evil and Black hearted Villainy in Song & Dance", this is a loony musical spoof of Wilkie Collins' grim Gothic novel. Amid murder, madness, betrayal and vile deeds, the music is merry. There are even two fiendish murders set to music! The central chara…

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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

Parody / Spoof

90 minutes

Time Period - 19th Century

Settings Of Play - Not-so-merry Olde England

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Play w/ Music

Interior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

Sub titled "A Cautionary Chronicle of Monstrous Evil and Black hearted Villainy in Song & Dance", this is a loony musical spoof of Wilkie Collins' grim Gothic novel. Amid murder, madness, betrayal and vile deeds, the music is merry. There are even two fiendish murders set to music! The central character, villainous Sir Percival Glyde, and his cohort in crime Countess Fosco (Proprietor of a madhouse) are two of the vilest - and funniest - foul fiends ever set to toe tapping music.
Characters

CASTING

4m, 8f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting

CASTING NOTES

The Woman in White and Laura are played by the same actress.

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

SIR PERCIVAL GLYDE - a consumate scoundrel
DORA - his overworked, underpaid housekeeper
POOPSIE - a gorgeous high-kicking chorine
BOOPSIE - nearly-identical-to-Poopsie chorine
MARIAN - a warmly devoted cousin to
LAURA FAIRLEE - a lovable nincompoop, who loves
WALTER HARTWRIGHT - a likeable nincompoop
COUNTESS FOSCO - proprietress of a local loony bin
MRS. CATHERICK - a woman with a stunning secret
MISS PEACH - a grim overseer at Fosgo's loony bin
MINSTREL - a troubadour in search of the right play
FREDERICK FAIRLEE - Laura's guardian, a walking                                  headcold
THE WOMAN IN WHITE - a real gadabout nutcake

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MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

15 Piano/Vocal Scores
Author(s)

Other Wilkie Collins titles:

Tim Kelly

Tim Kelly

Kelly was born in Saugus, Massachusetts on October 2, 1932. He graduated from Emerson College with a bachelor's degree and received a masters degree in play-writing from Yale University. His first stage play was Widow's Walk, published in the 1960s. At the same time, three of his plays opened: A Darker Flower at New York's Pocket Theatre, The Trunk and All That Jazz at Boston's Image Theatre, and ... view full profile

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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