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Zorba! - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Zorba!

Fred Ebb, John Kander, Joseph Stein

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

27m, 12f

ISBN: DIG0000000097

Book by Joseph Stein
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Adapted from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis

The script for this title is only available as a rented manuscript and must be returned at the end of your rental period.

This splendid musical ran for a year on Broadway and was followed by a widely acclaimed national tour. The story of Zorba, the Greek, carefree vagabond and his chosen friend and master, unworldly Nikos; the romance of Zorba and the aging courtesan Madame Hortense and of Nikos and the withdrawn, beau…

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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

TAGS

Love

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

Nominated for the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1969. 
This splendid musical ran for a year on Broadway and was followed by a widely acclaimed national tour. The story of Zorba, the Greek, carefree vagabond and his chosen friend and master, unworldly Nikos; the romance of Zorba and the aging courtesan Madame Hortense and of Nikos and the withdrawn, beautiful widow; a mine disaster, murder, suicide, a blood feud—Zorba! has all the ingredients that make for dramatically engaging theatre. The powerful score from the composers of Cabaret and Kiss of the SpiderWoman includes Life Is, No Boom-Boom, The Butterfly and I Am Free. Compelling music and a rousing story make Zorba! an outstanding opportunity for musical theatre performers and audiences alike.


Reviews:

"Zorba! is a most welcome oddity." - NY Post

"...this 1968 musical by John Kander and Fred Ebb has a robust and lively score." - NY Daily News


Check out these photos from the New York City Center Encores! production of Zorba! in May 2015.


Zorba! was first presented on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre in November 1968. 

Characters

CASTING

27m, 12f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Flexible casting

ZORBA
MADAME HORTENSE
THE WIDOW
NIKOS
LEADER
KONSTANDI
OLD MAN
GRIGORIS
IRINI
ATHENO
FIVOS
MIMIKO
PAVLI
DESPO
MEROPI
CHYRISTO
THANOS
KANAKAS
EFERPI
PANAYOTIS
ARISTOS
GEORGI
MANOLAKAS
ANTONIS
TASSO
MARINA
VASILLIS
MAVRODANI
KATAPOLIS
ZACHARIAS
BELLY DANCER
ALEXIS
FATHER ZACHARIA
KYRIAKOS
KONSTANTINOS
LOUKAS
SOPHIA
ALIKI
CONSTABLE
Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Large

1 Piano Conductor Score
28 Vocal Chorus Books/Libretti

Reed I
Reed II
Reed III
Reed IV
Horn
Trumpet I & II
Trumpet III
Trombone I
Trombone II
Percussion
Guitar
Manodlin/Bouzouki
Accordion
Violin
Viola
Cello
Bass
Song Samples

Life Is

First Time

The Top of the Hill

No Boom Boom

The Butterfly

Goodbye, Canavaro

Grandpapa

Only Love

Bend of the Road

Y'Assou

Woman

That's a Beginning

The Crow

Happy Birthday

I Am Free

Finale Ultimo

Videos
  • Zorba! - Encores! Preview

  • Zorba! - Encores! in Rehearsal

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

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