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Raisin - Full Length Musical

Raisin

Lorraine Hansberry, Robert Nemiroff, Judd Woldin, Charlotte Zaltzberg, Robert Brittan

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Full Length Musical

9m, 6f

ISBN: 9780573680861

Book by Robert Nemiroff and Charlotte Zaltzberg
Music by Judd Woldin
Lyrics by Robert Brittan
Based on Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun
Winner! Tony and Grammy Awards as Best Musical

"Pure magic...dazzling! Tremendous!...Warms the heart and touches the soul with a human dimension that takes the measurement of man!" - The New York Times

"A tidal wave of soul!" - Ebony

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Description

Full Length Musical

Adaptations (Stage & Screen)

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - 1950s

Settings Of Play - Chicago, USA

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Tony, From Broadway

Winner! Tony and Grammy Awards as Best Musical
Raisin ran for three years on Broadway and enjoyed a record breaking national tour. Lorraine Hansberry's classic is transformed into a soulful, inspiring musical as a proud Black family's quest for a better life explodes in song, dance, and incisive human drama.
"Pure magic...dazzling! Tremendous!...Warms the heart and touches the soul with a human dimension that takes the measurement of man!" - The New York Times

"A tidal wave of soul!" - Ebony

Raisin was first presented on Broadway by Robert Nemiroff at the 46th Street Theatre on October 18, 1973. 
Characters

CASTING

9m, 6f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Room for Extras

CASTING NOTES

Plus Chorus and extras

PEOPLE OF SOUTHSIDE
PUSHER
VICTIM
RUTH YOUNGER
TRAVIS YOUNGER
MRS. JOHNSON
WALTER LEE YOUNGER
BENEATHA YOUNGER
LENA YOUNGER (MAMA)
BAR GIRL
BOBO JONES
WILLIW HARRIS
JOSEPH ASAGI
PASTOR
PASTOR'S WIFE
KARL LINDER
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SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Large

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

Large orchestration:
*2 Keyboards I & II/Conductor’s Score (Keyboard II optional)
*Reed I (Flute, Piccolo, Alto Flute, Clarinet, Soprano & Alto Saxophones)
*Reed II (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone)
*Reed III (Flute, Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone)
*Reed IV (Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone)
*Trumpets I & II
Trumpet III/Flugelhorn
*Horn
*Trombone I
*Trombone II
Tuba (or Bass II)
*Percussion (3 books)
Violin (3 books)
Viola
Cello
*Bass
*Guitar
*Minimum orchestration

Small orchestration:
Keyboard I & II/Conductor’s Score (Keyboard II optional)
Reed (Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Soprano, Tenor & Baritone Saxophones)
Trumpet/Flugelhorn
Trombone
Guitar
Bass
Percussion (2 books)
25 Chorus Books

Song Samples

Prologue

Man Say

Whose Angry Little Men

Runnin' to Meet the Man

A Whole Lotta Sunlight

Booze

Alaiyo

Sweet Time

You Done Right

He Come Down This Morning

It's a Deal

Sidewalk Tree

It's a Deal - Coda

Not Anymore

It's a Deal (Reprise)

Measure the Valley

Finale

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Author(s)
Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry

When Lorraine Hansberry’s (1930-1965)A Raisin in the Sun appeared on Broadway in 1959, the artist became at twenty-nine the youngest American playwright, the fifth woman, and the only African American to date to win the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play of the Year. The play represented a landmark. In its authentic depiction of Black American life, and the vivid demonstration of so ... view full profile

Charlotte Zaltzberg

Charlotte Zaltzberg (1924-1974) was a Broadway writer and creative consultant who was best known for writing the book for Raisin, the musical version of Lorraine Hansberry's Raisin in the Sun, for which she received a Tony Nomination for Best Book of a Musical. Raisin received the Tony for Best Musical.  She also was the adaptor for The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Widow, and worked at the ... view full profile

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