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Big Voice: God or Merman?, The - Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy

Big Voice: God or Merman?, The

Jim Brochu, Steve Schalchlin

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Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy

2m

ISBN: 9780573642494

"Side-splitting! A hilarious and utterly enthralling evening of musical theater. Marvel at the romantic sweep of their songs. Here art is achieved with light hands, and the result is a triumphant and very touching song of praise to everyday love and …

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Description

Full Length Musical

Dramatic Comedy

Biography

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - One table, two chairs, one keyboard and a mirror ball.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway, L.A. Ovation for Best Musical.

Book by Jim Brochu, Music and Lyrics by Steve Schalchlin

In THE BIG VOICE, Jim and Steve have musicalized their long term relationship and hilariously proved that theatre is as much a calling as the religion. This high energy, razzle-dazzle show chronicles the lives of a Baptist from Arkansas and a Catholic from Brooklyn who find eternal salvation in the temple of musical theatre. The show "traces the couple's meeting aboard a ship in the Atlantic Ocean, Steve's struggle with AIDS, the production of their hit Off-Broadway musical The Last Session, their separation and their reconciliation. It's a comedy about a 'gay marriage' between two men created by the couple themselves."

"Side-splitting! A hilarious and utterly enthralling evening of musical theater. Marvel at the romantic sweep of their songs. Here art is achieved with light hands, and the result is a triumphant and very touching song of praise to everyday love and the funky glories of the show business life. – The New York Times

"The Big Voice" is unconventional and perhaps unlikely, but this story of a mismatched couple, musical comedy-style, is funny, touching and warmly endearing. –Variety

"Jim Brochu and Steve Schalchlin have made fantastic theater out of the drama of their lives. High on the LOL-meter. Laughs and heart to spare." –The Village Voice

Characters

CASTING

2m

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting

CASTING NOTES

The character of "Steve" plays keyboard.

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

Both characters sing. Both about 50 years old. Steve plays keyboard. 
Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Piano Only

MUSICAL STYLE

Pop/Rock

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

3 Piano Vocal Scores
Song Samples

Why?

Holy Tour

James Robertson

The Closet

Where is God?

Beyond the Light

Near You

Christmastime

Sometime When I Pray

You Are a Stranger

One New Hell

How Do You Fall Back in Love?

Sower and Scarecrow

Author(s)
Jim Brochu

Jim Brochu

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

Other Steve Schalchlin titles:

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