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Musical of Musicals - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Musical of Musicals

Joanne Bogart, Eric Rockwell

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

2m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573633126

Music by Eric Rockwell
Lyrics by Joanne Bogart
Book by Eric Rockwell and Joanne Bogart

"Witty! Refreshing! Juicily! Merciless!" - Michael Feingold, Village Voice
"A GIFT FROM THE MUSICAL THEATRE GODS!" - TalkinBroadway.com

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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

Parody / Spoof

90 minutes

Settings Of Play - Kansas in August, a New York City apartment complex, the spooky home of a phantom, a speakeasy, etc. In other words, the settings are too numerous to list, which means it can either be very elaborate or be played on a bare stage.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Physical Comedy

Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set, Opportunity for Spectacle

CAUTIONS

Gun Shots, No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway, From West End

Nominee! 2005 Drama Desk Awards, 5 categories
The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is a musical about musicals! In this hilarious satire of musical theatre, one story becomes five delightful musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form, from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. The basic plot: June is an ingenue who can't pay the rent and is threatened by her evil landlord. Will the handsome leading man come to the rescue? The variations are: a Rodgers & Hammerstein version, set in Kansas in August, complete with a dream ballet; a Sondheim version, featuring the landlord as a tortured artistic genius who slashes the throats of his tenants in revenge for not appreciating his work; a Jerry Herman version, as a splashy star vehicle; an Andrew Lloyd Webber version, a rock musical with themes borrowed from Puccini; and a Kander & Ebb version, set in a speakeasy in Chicago. This comic valentine to musical theatre was the longest running show in the York Theatre Company's 35-year history before moving to Off-Broadway.

"Witty! Refreshing! Juicily! Merciless!" - Michael Feingold, Village Voice

"A GIFT FROM THE MUSICAL THEATRE GODS!" - TalkinBroadway.com

"Real Wit, Real Charm! Two Smart Writers and Four Winning Performers! You get the picture, it's GREAT FUN!" - The New York Times

"Funny, charming and refreshing! It hits its targets with sophisticated affection!" - New York Magazine

"Hilarious! It'll keep you laughing from start to finish." - The Daily News

Premiered at the The York Theatre Company in 2003. Moved to commercial Off-Broadway production at the Dodger Stages in 2005.
Characters

CASTING

2m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Room for Extras

CASTING NOTES

Cast size is flexible; a chorus of enthusiastic singers and dancers is welcome!

CHORUS SIZE

Large

JUNE - The Ingenue
WILLY - The Hero
JITTER - The Villain
ABBY - The Matron
CHORUS - Hundreds of other potential roles, including cats, roller-skaters, farm hands, and prisoners...all, of course, must sing and dance.
Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Piano Only

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Difficult

5 Piano/Vocal Scores
Song Samples

Oh, What Beautiful Corn!

Scene from "Corn! The Musical"

Follow Your Dream

Dream Ballet

Sowillyquey

Welcome to the Woods

Stay With Me

Dear Abby

We Never Talk Anymore

A Sense of Entitlement

Aspects Finale

Hola, Aloha, Hello

Just Don't Pay

Easy Mark

Round and Round

Done

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Author(s)
Joanne Bogart

Joanne Bogart

Joanne Bogart began her collaboration with Eric Rockwell at the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.  For The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!), published by Samuel French, they were honored with a 2004 Drama Desk nomination for Best Musical, as well as individual nominations for Best Music and Best Lyrics.  In addition, the show received a 2004 Lucille Lortel nomination for Best ... view full profile

Eric Rockwell

Eric Rockwell

Eric Rockwell is a musician, teacher, dramatist, and award-winning composer of several critically-acclaimed musicals. His work has been produced off-Broadway, regionally, and internationally. A 2004 Drama Desk nominee for best music, Mr. Rockwell composed the score and co-wrote the book to The Musical of Musicals (the Musical!) which, after two years of performances in New York, went on to ... view full profile

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Samantha Morrow 9/24/2013 12:48 AM
I just love what they did with this show! So amazing!

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