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I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road - Full Length Musical, Drama

I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road

Gretchen Cryer, Nancy Ford

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Full Length Musical, Drama

6m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573680953

Book and Lyrics by Gretchen Cryer
Music by Nancy Ford
"Clearly the most imaginative and melodic score heard in New York all season." - Soho Weekly News
"Brash, funny, very agreeable in its brash and funny way, and moreover, it touches a special emotional chord for our times." - New York Post
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Description

Full Length Musical

Drama

Time Period - Present Day, 1970s

Settings Of Play - The stage of a cabaret music house. The only set pieces are instruments and stools. Visual changes are accomplished with lights and props.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Competition or audition material

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway, From West End

I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road was a controversial sensation at Joseph Papp's Public Theatre and Circle in the Square in the late 70s. It is the story of a 39-year-old song writer who is making a comeback, throwing out "the crap of the past" - her commercial sex kitten image - in order to forge a new identity, writing songs that express how she really feels and who she really is. Her manager (a former lover) is appalled. He likes her the way she used to be and says he can't sell this "new woman." They battle it out to a bittersweet triumphant conclusion.

REVIEWS

"Clearly the most imaginative and melodic score heard in New York all season." - Soho Weekly News

"Brash, funny, very agreeable in its brash and funny way, and moreover, it touches a special emotional chord for our times." - New York Post

“The most enjoyable evening I’ve spent in the theater recently was at the Encores! production of “I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road,” which wrapped up a brief run at City Center last weekend.”  - New York Post


RELATED ARTICLES ON BREAKING CHARACTER

Cryer & Ford – Taking The Act To City Center
by Charles Wright
July 26, 2013
Premiered at Joseph Papp's Public Theatre

I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road was part of the 2013 Encores! Series at New York City Center
Characters

CASTING

6m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

HEATHER - a singer/song-writer, 39
JOE - her old friend an manager
CHERYL
ALICE
JAKE - guitarist
THE LIBERATED MAN'S BAND

Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Medium

MUSICAL STYLE

Pop/Rock

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

1 Piano/Conducor's Score (with optional String Synthesizer and Fender Piano)
10 Vocal Chorus Books

Flute
Percussion (Bells, Wind Chimes, Tambourine)
Drums
Acoustic Guitar
Electric Guitar
Bass
Song Samples

Natural High

Smile

In A Simple Way I Love You

Miss America

Strong Woman Number

Dear Tom

Old Friend

Put It In A Package

If Only Things Was Different

Gretchen Cryer's interview for Dave's Gone By

Videos
  • Getting My Act Together Interview at York Theatre Company- Part 1

  • Getting My Act Together Interview at York Theatre Company- Part 2

  • Getting My Act Together Interview at York Theatre Company- Part 3

  • Getting My Act Together Interview at York Theatre Company- Part 4

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