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Taking My Turn - Full Length Musical, Drama

Taking My Turn

Gary William Friedman, Bob Livingston

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Full Length Musical, Drama

4m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573681271

Conceived and Adapted by Robert H. Livingston
Music by Gary William Friedman
Lyrics by Will Holt

“Irrepressibly young at heart. A life-enhancing musical evening” –Mel Gussow, The New York Times

“A lovely, exultant show…I had a great time!” –Clive Barnes, The New York Post

“Taking my Turn left me walking on air!” –Rex Reed…

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Description

Full Length Musical

Drama

90 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - The play take place during the course of one year. This year.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

Winner! 1984 Outer Critic's Circle Award for Best Lyrics/Music
Nominee! Drama Desk Award for Best Musical
Taking My Turn is the award-winning, critically acclaimed musical by the same team that collaborated on the hit show The Me Nobody Knows. Taking My Turn was one of the first musicals to deal with aging. The spoken words were collected from interviews with people “in their prime", which became the basis for the non-linear book. The size of the cast may vary according to the needs of each production.

"“Irrepressibly young at heart. A life-enhancing musical evening” –Mel Gussow, The New York Times

“A lovely, exultant show…I had a great time!” –Clive Barnes, The New York PostTaking my Turn left me walking on air!” –Rex Reed

TAKING MY TURN was first presented at The Entermedia Theatre in New York City. It opened on June 9, 1983.
Characters

CASTING

4m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Parts for Senior Actors

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

ERIC - a would-be writer who has been around the world often, sort of a philosopher-poet, a man of the street and the earth.
JOHN - a retured school teacher, eager to find something else to do with the rest of his years, does not quite have the courage.
CHARLES - a railroad steward, knows he missed an opportunity early in life when he chose the security of working for the railroads rather than a life in the world of music.
BENJAMIN - a lawyer, still active in his practice, has been writing letters to public figures for years and is married to Dorothy.
DOROTHY - for years an activist and still out there fighting for causes. She and Ben lost a grown son.
HELEN - a physical therapist, mother and grandmother, who takes each day as a challenge.
EDNA - a music teacher, just overcoming her timidity, daring to accept the romance and adventure that life offers.
JANET - a widow of two years, is at first a recluse, afraid to re-enter life on her own, and later a fine spirited, gracious woman of means.
Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Small/Combo

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway, Jazz

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

9 Piano/Conductor’s Score

Reed (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, English Horn)
Horn
Trombone
Bass
Percussion
Song Samples

This Is My Song

Somebody Else, Not Me

Fine for the Shape I'm In

Two of Me

Janet Get Up

I Like It

I Never Made Money from Music

Vivaldi

In April

Do You Remember?

Pick More Daisies

Taking Our Turn

Sweet Longings

I Am Not Old

Do You Remember? (Reprise)

The Kite

Good Luck To You

In the House

It Still Isn't Over

This Is My Song (Reprise)

Author(s)
Gary William  Friedman

Gary William Friedman

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