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Pete 'n' Keely - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Pete 'n' Keely

James Hindman, Patrick Brady, Mark Waldrop

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

1m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573629204

Book by James Hindman
Original Music by Patrick Brady
Original Lyrics by Mark Waldrop, Patrick S. Brady and others
"Campy [with] nostalgic belly laughs." - New York Times

"The brightest, happiest, and most entertaining little show in town." - New York Observer

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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

Period, Parody / Spoof, Romantic Comedy

105 Minutes

Time Period - 1960s

Settings Of Play - On stage during a live telecast from the NBC television studios in New York City.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Audience Participation/Interactive

Interior Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

Staged as a live taping of a 1968 television special that reUnits a divorced singing duo, this kitschy spoof had New York critics singing its praises. As Pete and Keely stroll down memory lane (in eye popping costumes) reprising songs from their days of stardom, they take "unscripted" swipes at each other that dredge up hilarious moments from their turbulent past. This small scale musical from the director of When Pigs Fly and the producer of The Mystery of Irma Vep features unforgettable renditions of the era's popular favorites as well as original songs in the spirit of the times.

"Campy [with] nostalgic belly laughs." - The New York Times

"A rattling good time.... The score is a mix of golden oldies, including a clever travelogue made of songs about every state in the Union, and silver newies.... A snappy scenario emerges ... [that] should leave no one unsmiling." - New York Magazine

"The brightest, happiest, and most entertaining little show in town." - New York Observer

"A sequined, bell bottomed parade of escalating fabulousness!" - Newsday

Pete 'N' Keely was first presented Off Broadway by Steve Asher, David W. Unger, and Avalon Entertainment at the John Houseman Theater in New York City on December 2, 2000. It was directed by Mark Waldrop.
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CASTING

1m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

Plus 3 on stage musicians. Pete and Keely are brilliant musicians and a class act. They are not lounge singers.

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

Pete and Keely, are a hugely popular singing duo, a pair of dazzling vocal technicians who topped the charts in the late 50s and early 60s. Now bitterly divorced, they've been reunited for a 1968 television special celebrating their lives and careers.

KEELY STEVENS - Female singer, age mid 30s to mid 50s. Charm, charm, charm -with an occasional touch of spitfire. Underneath, there's a driven, no-nonsense professional with an enormous and vulnerable ego.
PETE BARTEL - Male singer, age mid 30s to mid 50s. Handsome and charming -perhaps ever so slightly past his prime. He plays the straight man to Keely's comedienne. His ego is just as big and fragile as hers. He can be somewhat caustic, especially when he's covering his wounded pride.

Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Small/Combo

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

3 Piano/Conductor Scores
Bass
Drums
Author(s)

James Hindman

James Hindman is currently appearing in Mary Poppins on Broadway. He was the writer and Conceiver of Pete 'n' Keely which received an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Best New Musical and two Drama Desk nominations. His other Off-Broadway credits include Transport Group's Being Audrey and The Audience (Drama Desk nomination). His musical The Bikinis...a new musical beach party! had an ... view full profile

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