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Hamlet, Cha Cha Cha! - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Hamlet, Cha Cha Cha!

Monk Ferris

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

7m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573681547

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Monk Ferris
Totally insane. And totally hilarious. You all know the story of Hamlet--but never has a plot line been followed by such gleefully drunken footsteps, singing all the way! can you envision Horatio as "an amiable sponge" always seeking the nearest buffet table? Can you see Gertrude and Claudius, marri…

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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

Parody / Spoof

90 minutes

Time Period - 16th Century / Elizabethan

Settings Of Play - Castle Elsinore in Denmark.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol

TAGS

Betrayal

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

Totally insane. And totally hilarious. You all know the story of Hamlet--but never has a plot line been followed by such gleefully drunken footsteps, singing all the way! can you envision Horatio as "an amiable sponge" always seeking the nearest buffet table? Can you see Gertrude and Claudius, married on their way home from King Hamlet's funeral, leading the opening number of the show, "Boo Hoo! I Do!"? Or picture the soliloquy done by Prince Hamlet with a back up male chorus chanting "Doo waaah!" at inappropriate intervals? And how about Queen Gertrude, backed up by the female chorus [the "Elsinoritas," of course], telling Laertes about Ophelia's dreadful death in a hand clapper called "Down, Down, Down the River!"? And will you recognize Hamlet's two college chums, herein known as "Rosie Krantz" and "Gilda Stern"? And if you think you know the way the story turns out-- you don't. Not in this version, anyhow. Believe us, if you've always hated Shakespearean plays, you'll love this show-- but paradoxically, if you've always loved Shakespearian plays, you'll love this show despite yourself.
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CASTING

7m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting, Room for Extras

CASTING NOTES

CHORUS members also do any other speaking parts, such as the Gravedigger, Major-Domo, Butler, Footman, etc.

CHORUS SIZE

Small

HAMLET, Prince of Denmark
OPHELIA, his main squeeze
GERTRUDE, his mother, Queen of Denmark
CLAUDIUS, his uncle, King of Denmark
HORATIO, an amiable sponge
*[POLONIUS], Ophelia's father
*[OSRIC], a court fop
*[GHOST], of King Hamlet the Late
*[LAERTES], Ophelia's brother
ROSIE KRANTZ, Hamlet's school chum
GILDA STERN, his other school chum
CHORUS [THE TROUPERS], male singers/dancers
[ELSINORITAS], female singers/dancers

*(the bracketed roles can be doubled)

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SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Piano Only

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

12 Piano/Vocal Scores
Author

Monk Ferris

Monk Ferris is one of several pen names for prolific playwright Jack Sharkey (1931-1992). Mr. Sharkey 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 ... view full profile

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