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Purlie - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Purlie

Gary Geld, Phillip Rose, Peter Udell, Ossie Davis

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

4m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573694790

Book by Ossie Davis, Phillip Rose and Peter Udell
Music by Gary Geld
Lyrics by Peter Udell
Based on the play Purlie Victorious by Ossie Davis
"The book is so strong, the performance so magnificent, that this musical should have you calling out "Hallelujah!" -The New York Times

"A robust, tuneful and thoroughly enjoyable musical comedy, with dandy songs." - New York Dail…

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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

Period

Settings Of Play - The cotton plantation country of the Old South; the recent past

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

Purlie Victorious, that strutting, new fangled preacher man is back home and he wants a church and he wants freedom. Witty, memorable music and a whole lotta of fun unfold as Purlie outmaneuvers ol' Colonel and gets his girl Lutiebelle (or she gets him!). From the composers of Shenandoah.
"The book is so strong, the performance so magnificent, that this musical should have you calling out Hallelujah!"" -The New York Times

"A robust, tuneful and thoroughly enjoyable musical comedy, with dandy songs." - New York Daily News

Purlie was first presented at the Broadway Theatre, New York City, on March 15, 1970. It was directed by Phillip Rose. 
Characters

CASTING

4m, 4f

Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Large

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway, Jazz

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

Conductor’s/Rehearsal Piano Score
Reed I (Flute, Piccolo, Alto Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tambourine)
Reed II (Flute, Piccolo, Alto Flute, Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Tambourine)
Reed III (Flute, Alto Flute, Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Tambourine)
Reed IV (Flute, Alto Flute, Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Tambourine)
Reed V (Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone, Tambourine)
Trumpet I (Flugelhorn, Tambourine)
Trumpet II (Flugelhorn, Tambourine)
Trumpet III (Flugelhorn, Tambourine)
Trombone I (Tenor, Bass)
Trombone II (Tenor, Bass)
Percussion (Timpani, Congo Drums, Bells, Triangle, Tambourine, Cabassa, Harmonica, Jew’s Harp, Ratchet)
Drums (full set)
Violin I (amplified)
Violin II (amplified)
Viola (amplified)
Cello (amplified)
Bass
Guitars I & II (Electric/Acoustic/Classical & Electric/Acoustic /Bongo)
Orchestral Piano
Organ (Lowery preferred, substitute acceptable)
25 Chorus Books

Song Samples

Walk Him Up the Stairs

New Fangled Preacher Man

Skinnin' a Cat

Purlie

The Harder They Fall

Big Fish, Little Fish

I Got Love

Great White Father

Down Home

First Thing Monday Mornin'

He Can Do It

The World is Comin' to a Start

Walk Him Up the Stairs (Epilogue)

Videos
  • Purlie

Author(s)

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Reviews
Jon Putzke 8/18/2015 1:10 AM
Great script, score and a show that is definitely worthy of production.

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