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Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy
"Very affecting.... Bright and funny." - N.Y. Post.
"Funny [with] charm and power." -N.Y. Daily News.
"The script is full of biting humor [and] the music is incredible.... Guaranteed to move you both musi…
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Full Length Musical
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Contemporary
Settings Of Play - 1996. One set. A recording studio in the basement of a home in Burbank, California. Can also be done on a bare stage with five microphones, three stools and a keyboard.
Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Alcohol, Mild Adult Themes
Current Events, Death, Friendship, Illness/Health, LGBT issues, Love, Marriage, Religion
Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
"The best AIDS inspired song I’ve heard in the last fifteen years is Going It Alone which closes the first act of The Last Session. It’s a heartbreaking outcry in a heart-mending show. Jim Brochu has created a comedy-drama wrenched from deep places within himself. - Village Voice
"Very affecting.... Bright and funny." - N.Y. Post
"Funny [with] charm and power." - N.Y. Daily News
"The Last Sessionis screamingly funny, yet love is everywhere. Written from the heart, Schalchlin’s gospel tinged pop tunes exert a rare emotional pull and Brochu‘s story telling allows them to emerge realistically out of the action. Again and again, a fierce drive takes overtakes the tunes melodic strains. It’s life taking hold again - hope rising on powerful wings. Critics Choice. - Los Angeles Times
"The script is full of biting humor [and] the music is incredible.... Guaranteed to move you both musically and emotionally." -MTV Online.
"Stirs every emotion in your body." - Outlook Magazine
Best Musical Nomination - New York Drama League
Best Musical Nomination - Outer Critics Circle
Ensemble cast, Color blind casting
The lead character plays the keyboard, but the actor can fake that. It works best if the "producer" in the sound booth, Jim, plays guitar/bass.
Vicki -- 40s-ish, attractive female with rock voice. Is now reduced to selling Mary Kay Cosmetics. Alto/mezzo.
Tryshia -- 40s-ish African American female with soul/gospel voice. Alto/mezzo.
Buddy -- Young 20s. Baptist evangelist singer. Innocent, sincere, sexy. Tenor. Modern gospel pop voice.
Jim -- Mostly unseen. Should be the same age as the other older characters. (Ideally, a bass/guitar player).
Pop/Rock, Country/Western, Folk
Jim Brochu is the only actor in America to have won the New York Drama Desk Award, the Washington, DC Helen Hayes Award, the Los Angeles Ovation Award and the South Florida Carbonell Award, all for Best Actor in a Play. He appeared on Broadway as Andrew McLaren in Brigadoon opposite Christine Ebersole and Len Cariou, in Washington, DC as Willy Clark opposite Theodore Bikel’s Al Lewis in Neil ... view full profile
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