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Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? - Full Length Musical

Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?

Alaric Jans, John R. Powers, James Quinn

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Full Length Musical

6m, 8f

ISBN: 9780573681035

Book by John R. Powers
Music and Lyrics by James Quinn and Alaric Jans
"Very funny." - The Philadelphia Inquirer

"The audience ... was beside itself with glee." - Philadelphia Daily News"A divine comedy." - Main Line Times"Crisp and snappy." - Catholic Standard and Times

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Description

Full Length Musical

Gleeful audiences flocked to see this show in Chicago (where it became that city's longest running show), in Philadelphia (where it broke attendance records during its two runs) and in cities across the country. Focusing on eight children during their Catholic elementary and high school education in the 1950s, it captures the funniest aspects of youthful growing pains and the trying moments of adolescence. Every number tickles the funny bone of anyone who ever went to school, public or private. It is a delightful musical for schools.

"Very funny." - The Philadelphia Inquirer

"The audience ... was beside itself with glee." - Philadelphia Daily News

"A divine comedy." - Main Line Times

"Crisp and snappy." - Catholic Standard and Times

"You don't have to be Catholic to enjoy it." - Jewish Times

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CASTING

6m, 8f

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SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Small/Combo

Piano/Conductor’s Score
Reed I: flute, piccolo, clarinet, tenor saxophone
Reed II: baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, flute, clarinet
Trumpets I & II (1 book)
Trombone
Cello
Bass
Guitar
Percussion
Drums
14 Chorus Books

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Author(s)

Other Alaric Jans titles available from Samuel French:

James Quinn

James Quinn

James Quinn is an award-winning composer/lyricist/pianist who has created a large body of unique works for theater, television and the concert stage as well as a large body of individual songs and chamber works. He is best known as the principle composer/ associate lyricist of the smash hit musical Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?. The work holds performance records in Chicago, ... view full profile

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Reviews
Gregory Rybczyk 9/18/2014 7:09 PM
This is an interesting musical that can be produced fairly easily.  I think there are more clever scripts out there these days, and it seems that Catholics would enjoy the inside-scoop references much more than others.  That being said, I imagine this play can be easily produced and would be enjoyable if a theatre has an appropriate "slot" for it.
Adrienne Bogarde 9/16/2014 12:28 PM
I absolutely LOVE this show!  I direct high school theater, and it's a perfect show for high schoolers to perform.  The themes are timeless and the audience loves it!  My only critique is that the musical score is very old and hard to read, and the instrumental books don't match up with the conductor's score.  It could really use some updating.  Our orchestra was able to work out the issues and the show was a great success!
Jackie Dye 8/4/2014 12:48 PM

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