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Turkey in the Straw - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Turkey in the Straw

Jack Sharkey

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

9m, 7f

ISBN: 9780573617218

Book, Lyrics, and Music by Jack Sharkey
How can a trapped troupe of performers on the straw hat circuit salvage a Broadway bound turkey without the producer author discovering they're changing the show behind his back? And how will the lovelorn set painter make the egotistic leading man fall for her? He has a passion for his co star, a mo…

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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

Farce, Science Fiction, Romantic Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - The action of the play takes place at various locations in the northeastern U.S. on the straw hat theater circuit.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Physical Comedy

Interior Set, Exterior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol

TAGS

Love

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

How can a trapped troupe of performers on the straw hat circuit salvage a Broadway bound turkey without the producer author discovering they're changing the show behind his back? And how will the lovelorn set painter make the egotistic leading man fall for her? He has a passion for his co star, a movie queen, he finagled into the show without the producer's knowledge. And how can a heavy handed "message" musical about tolerance and love for aliens from other planets be turned into a smash hit in the show with in the show? A bright, tuneful show you'll enjoy doing with sprightly dialogue and lyrics.
Characters

CASTING

9m, 7f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting

CHORUS SIZE

Small

BRENDA GILBERT - Jill-of-all-backstage-trades
HARRISON FLINT - theatrical producer/dramatist
TED HOSKINS - almost-fully-risen young actor
CYNTHIA WENTWORTH - film-star-turning-legitimate
MIKE McCHESNEY - musical comedy lyricist
HERB TRAVIS - musical comedy composer
RAOUL DEVENANT - temperamental set-designer
VANESSA GLINSKY - even more temperamental dancer
MAGGIE - wardrobe mistress
CONDUCTOR/BUS DRIVER/STAGE HAND/WITCH DOCTOR - multiple role for one man
BILL, PHIL, & GIL - men of the chorus
AMY, MAMIE, & JAMIE - ladies of the chorus

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SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Piano Only

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

Piano/Conductor Score
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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