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Slow Down, Sweet Chariot - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Slow Down, Sweet Chariot

Dave Reiser, Jack Sharkey

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

4m, 7f

ISBN: 9780573616303

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jack Sharkey and Dave Reiser
When Kitty Shannon dies, she refuses to accompany her guardian angel to heaven when she learns daughter Joan's fiance Norman Gorman is a scheming swindler in love with another woman. Songs range from the wildly funny one wherein Kitty and Joan lament they can't stand half of the invited wedding gues…

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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

Romantic Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - The U.S. Midwest, in the Shannon Home.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

When Kitty Shannon dies, she refuses to accompany her guardian angel to heaven when she learns daughter Joan's fiance Norman Gorman is a scheming swindler in love with another woman. Songs range from the wildly funny one wherein Kitty and Joan lament they can't stand half of the invited wedding guests to a lilting romantic number wherein Joan and the man she should be marrying pretend they really don't love one another to a poignant one when Kitty finally must bid goodbye to her daughter. Audiences will laugh through their tears during this heartwarming show with a lively and lovely score, startling special effects and zany plot.

Slow Down, Sweet Chariot was first presented at Palatine High School in Palatine, Illinois, on September 17, 1981. It was directed by Larry Peterson.

Characters

CASTING

4m, 7f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

KITTY SHANNON - a moderately merry widow
JOAN SHANNON - an uncertain bride-to-be
NORMAN GORMAN - a despicable groom-to-be
LARRY ROBERTS - Joan's childhood beau
EILEEN ROBERTS - Joan's maid of honor
MELODY NELSON - Norman's cast-off love
FATHER FRANCIS FINNEGAN - parish pastor
MRS. PETRUCCI - friend of Kitty
MRS. O'BOYLE - also a friend of Kitty
MRS. KOVITCH - another friend of Kitty
OPHAREL - a Heavenly Messenger

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SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Piano Only

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

Piano/Vocal Score
Author(s)
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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