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Kiss of the Spider Woman - Full Length Musical, Drama

Kiss of the Spider Woman

Fred Ebb, John Kander, Terrence McNally, Manuel Puig

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Full Length Musical, Drama

15m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573695490

Book by Terrence McNally
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the novel by Manuel Puig.
Winner! Multiple Tony® Awards including Best Musical!

"Thrilling."- The New York Times

"Compelling, beautiful, funny and moving....[Has] a cinematic fluidity and a poetic charge."- N.Y. Daily News

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Description

Full Length Musical

Drama

Adaptations (Literature)

More than 120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - A prison in Latin America, sometime in the recent past

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Tony, From Broadway

WINNER! 1993 Tony® Awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score
WINNER! 1993 Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Musical and Oustanding Music
Kiss of the Spider Woman revamps a harrowing tale of persecution into a dazzling spectacle that juxtaposes gritty realities with liberating fantasies. Cell mates in a Latin American prison, Valentin is a tough revolutionary undergoing torture and Molina is an unabashed homosexual serving eight years for deviant behavior. Molina shares his fantasies about an actress, Aurora (originated on Broadway by Chita Rivera) with Valentin. One of her roles is a Spider Woman who kills with a kiss.

REVIEWS

"Thrilling.- The New York Times.

"Compelling, beautiful, funny and moving....[Has] a cinematic fluidity and a poetic charge."- N.Y. Daily News.

"Creates an entire world out of a prison cell.... Dazzling."- Newsweek.

"Capture[s] the magic musicals were meant for."- Wall Street Journal.

"[A] show with a wild heart and a fresh eye."- N.Y. Newsday.


Kiss of the Spider Woman premiered on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre in May of 1993 under the direction of Harold Prince

Characters

CASTING

15m, 3f

MOLINA
WARDEN
VALENTIN
ESTEBAN
MARCOS
SPIDER WOMAN / AURORA
MOLINA'S MOTHER
MARTA
RELIGIOUS PANATIC / PRISONER
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL OBSERVER / PRISONER
PRISONER FUENTES
GABRIEL / PRISONER
WINDOW DRESSER AT MONTOYA'S / PRISONER
AURORA'S MEN
Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Large

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

1 Piano/Conductor Score (Act I)
1 Piano/Conductor Score (Act II)
20 Vocal Chorus Books

Reed I (Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax)
Reed II (Flute, Alto Sax, Clarinet)
Reed III (Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Oboe, English Horn)
Reed IV (Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, Baritone Sax)
Horn I
Horn II
Trumpet I
Trumpet II
Trombone
Percussion (Bells, Bongos, Conga, Cymbal, Glockenspiel, Maraca, Marimba, Mark Tree, Shaker, Tambourine, Timpani, Vibraphone, Vibraslap, Xylophone, Xylorimba)
Drums
Keyboard I
Keyboard II
Viola I
Viola II
Cello
Bass
Song Samples

Prologue

Her Name is Aurora

Dressing Them Up

Dear One

Over the Wall

Where You Are

Marta

Do Miracles

My First Woman

You Could Never Shame Me

A Visit

She's a Woman

Gimme Love

Russian Movie / Good Times

The Day After That

Mama, It's Me

Anything For Him

Kiss of the Spider Woman

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Author(s)
Fred Ebb

Fred Ebb

Fred Ebb (1928 – 2004) won Tony, Emmy, Grammy, and Kennedy Center Honors Lifetime Achievement Awards for his work as a writer, director and composer. His collaborations with John Kander, Bob Fosse, Judy Garland, Barbara Streisand and Liza Minnelli made him a legend in the New York theater community. Mr. Kander and Mr.Ebb wrote and made famous the city’s unofficial theme song “New York, New York.” ... view full profile

John Kander

John Kander

John Harold Kander was born on March 18, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri to Harold and Berenice (Aaron) Kander. He was exposed to music at an early age. Kander believed that a bout of tuberculosis as a baby, which had kept him isolated from other people, had actually helped him develop his sense of sound. At age six he began taking piano lessons from a woman in the neighborhood. Kander spent many ... view full profile

Terrence McNally

Terrence McNally

Terrence McNally's most recent collaboration is the book for The Visit at Arlington's Signature Theatre with score by John Kander and Fredd Ebb. His most recent play Unusual Acts of Devotion premiered at the Philadelphia Theatre Company in 2008. His play Deuce played on Broadway in the 2006-2007 season. His play Some Men premiered in the 2007 season at Second Stage Theatre. Mr. McNally also ... view full profile

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Reviews
Amari Ingram 8/3/2016 1:37 PM
I am familiar with the score and the cast albums of this wonderful show. This was a great addition to supplement my understanding of this work!
Cameron Bell 4/23/2013 6:22 PM

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