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Turnabout (Sharkey, Easton) - Short Musical, Dramatic Comedy

Turnabout (Sharkey, Easton)

Ken Easton, Jack Sharkey

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Short Musical, Dramatic Comedy

6m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573690914

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jack Sharkey and Ken Easton
Based on The Book of Esther, Turnabout is a lyrically hilarious tale incorporating the world's first recorded beauty contest and lots of plotting, counter plotting and treachery. How Esther is selected as Queen, foils the villain and saves her people from destruction makes for an inspiring and uproarious theatrical event.

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Description

Short Musical

Dramatic Comedy

Biography, Docudrama/Historic, Faith-based

60 minutes (1 hour)

Settings Of Play - The Royal Palace in Susan, capital city of the Persian Empire - a vast territory encompassing the Mediterranean Countries, Northern Africa, Arabia, and India.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Interior Set, Opportunity for Spectacle

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Church / Religious Groups

Based on the biblical Book of Esther, Turnabout is a lyrically hilarious tale incorporating the world's first recorded beauty contest and lots of plotting, counter plotting and treachery. Dealing reverently with good guys and irreverently with the bad guys, it offers an entertaining evening that demonstrates the futility of all plotters who dare to scheme against the chosen of God. How Esther is selected as Queen, foils the villain and saves her people from destruction makes for an inspiring and uproarious theatrical event.

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CASTING

6m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Flexible casting

CASTING NOTES

Plus a large Chorus. The 16 beauty contestants, after their two musical numbers, can, of course, fill in as handmaidens, townswomen, courtiers' wives, and so forth.

CHORUS SIZE

Medium

ESTHER - obedient niece of
MORDECHAI - a deeply religious Jew
KING - of The Persian Empire
HAMAN - a scheming Persian noble
ZARES - the wife of Haman
MAJOR-DOMO - of the Royal Palace
BAGATHAN & THARES - treasonous eunuchs
MISS ABYSSINIA - and all the following are beauty contestants
MISS SARDINIA
MISS THRACE
MISS PHRYGIA
MISS UR
MISS MACEDONIA
MISS LACONIA
MISS SUDAN
MISS SUMERIA
MISS CRETE
MISS JORDAN
MISS CARTHAGE
MISS CYPRUS
MISS CORINTH
MISS CADIZ
MISS CHALDEA
Plus GUARDS, COURTIERS, TOWNSPEOPLE, SERVANTS, HANDMAIDENS, NOBLES, EUNUCHS, etc.

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SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Piano Only

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

Piano/Conductor Score
Author(s)

Other Ken Easton titles:

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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