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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Church / Religious Groups

Exploding with fun, Hats! is a new musical about a 49.999 year-old woman who reluctantly faces the inevitable BIG 5-0...until she meets several remarkable women who show her about fun, friendship and forgetting about things that simply don't matter anymore.

Hats! features original music by a team of Grammy®, Golden Globe® and Tony® winning songwriters - including Doug Besterman, Susan Birkenhead, Michele Brourman, Pat Bunch, Gretchen Cryer, Anthony Dodge, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Beth Falcone, David Friedman, Kathie Lee Gifford, David Goldsmith, Carol Hall, Henry Krieger, Stephen Lawrence, Melissa Manchester, Amanda McBroom, Pam Tillis, and Sharon Vaughn.

It is a joyous, provocative, and hilarious evening for everyone who is 50, knows anyone who is 50 or plans to be 50. Hats! is inspired by the experiences, philosophies, and mission of the Red Hat Society.

Characters

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Female, Flexible casting

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Small/Combo

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway, Pop/Rock, Jazz, Country/Western

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

Author(s)
Carol Hall

Carol Hall

Carol Hall wrote both music and lyrics for the TONY-winning The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and contributed to Sesame Street, A...My Name is Alice, and the landmark children’s classic Free to Be You and Me. For that project, she wrote both music and lyrics for “It’s All Right To Cry,” “Parents Are People,” and “Glad To Have A Friend Like You.” She also wrote the Off-Broadway musical To Whom ... view full profile

Henry Krieger

Henry Krieger

Henry began composing for Off-Off-Broadway in his twenties. Soon, collaborations with Tom Eyen and Broadway director/producer/choreographer Michael Bennett led to a workshop production of what was originally entitled Big Dreams. After several workshops, numerous rewrites an out of town tryout in Boston, Dreamgirls came to Broadway in 1981 and was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards (including Best ... view full profile

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Marcia Milgrom Dodge

Marcia Milgrom Dodge

Marcia Milgrom Dodge and Anthony Dodge began writing together in 1998, shortly after journeying to Russia to adopt their sweet daughter Natasha. They first adapted Nicholas Meyer's novel The West End Horror for the stage. Sherlock Holmes & The West End Horror premiered at the Bay Street Theatre in 2002. It received a prestigious Edgar Award nomination from the Mystery Writers of ... view full profile

Anthony Dodge

Anthony Dodge and Marcia Milgrom Dodge began writing together in 1998, shortly after journeying to Russia to adopt their sweet daughter Natasha. They first adapted Nicholas Meyer's novel The West End Horror for the stage. Sherlock Holmes & The West End Horror premiered at the Bay Street Theatre in 2002. It received a prestigious Edgar Award nomination from the Mystery Writers of ... view full profile

Rob Bartlett

Rob Bartlett

Rob Bartlett started performing stand-up comedy in 1978 hoping it would lead to a career in acting. Nearly 30 years later, Rob has become one of the most versatile performers around. He is a successful actor, standup comedian, radio personality and writer. Rob started in stand-up comedy at Richard M. Dixon's White House Inn, a talent showcase club on New York’s Long Island run by the ... view full profile

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