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The Glorious Ones (Vocal Selections) - Full Length Musical

The Glorious Ones (Vocal Selections)

Alfred Publishing

Full Length Musical

Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Based on the novel by Francine Prose

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(Vocal Selections). The Glorious Ones is the 2007 Broadway musical by Tony Award winners Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, the composers of such Broadway hits as Ragtime, A Man of No Importance, Dessa Rose, Seussical, My Favorite Year, Once Upon This Island, and Lucky Stiff. This musical is based on the Francine Prose novel about theatre people, their love for each other, and their commitment to the tradition of going on. Titles: The Glorious Ones * Making Love * The Comedy of Love * Madness to Act * Absalom * Improvisation * The World She Writes * Opposite You * My Body Wasn't Why * Rise and Fall * I Was Here * Armanda's Sack.
"A valentine to the actor's life--joyfully naughty, with buoyant music by Stephen Flahery and a bawdy book by Lynn Ahrens." -New York Times

"Jaunty, sexy and completely entertaining!" -Hollywood Reporter
THE GLORIOUS ONES premiered at the Pittsburgh Public Theater from April 27 to May 20, 2007. THE GLORIOUS ONES opened Off-Broadway at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. A production of the Lincoln Center Theatre, it ran October 11, 2007 through January 6, 2008. Directed and choreographed by Graciella Danielle, the production was nominated for 5 Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical, Best Music and Best Lyrics. The New York cast featured Marc Kudisch, Erin Davie, Natalie Venetia Belcon, and David Patrick Kelly.
ARMANDA RAGUSA An endearingly innocent dwarf who plays comic roles. Unrequitedly in love with Flaminio and jealous of the attention Isabella and Columbina receive from him. Protective of Flaminio and his legacy. Female, 25-45 yrs old Range: F3 - D5

COLUMBINA Voluptuous, comic and passionate. The mistress of Flaminio. Loves her husband, but longs for him to love her the way he did when they first met. Ultimately embraces the change in theatre and her aging position in it. Female, 35-45 yrs old Range: E3 - D5

DOTTORE GRAZIANO A failed elixir salesman who now plays the pompous, quack of a doctor. Frequently speaks in Latin to sound smart. Excellent pantomime. Male, 45-55 yrs old Range: A3 - G5

FLAMINIO SCALA The charismatic, larger-than-life leader of the troupe. A proud and groundbreaking theatre artist whose first love is the stage. Hardheaded and unable to change with the times. Male, 40-50 yrs old Range: A3 - F5

FRANCESCO ANDREINI Handsome, charismatic, and ambitious. The quintessential leading man, who is married to Isabella. Attempts to promote the progressive art-form in theatre. Male, 20-30 yrs old Range: G3 - E5

ISABELLA ANDREINI Beautiful, ethereal, and rebellious of her parents' high-society life. Writes plays and has great comedic talents. The wife of Francesco. Female, 18-25 yrs old Range: G3 - D6

PANTALONE An old miser with a broken heart and former tailor who was plucked from his shop and promised the love of many women by Flaminio. Plays misers and old fathers in their troupe's plays. Male, 60-75 yrs old Range: A3 - E5
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