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Garbage Cantata, The - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Garbage Cantata, The

Barry Keating, Jon Lonoff

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

2m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573695384

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Barry Keating
Additional Material by Jon Lonoff
"Children will delight in this creative production of song, dance and folklore!" – Dr. Noel Brown, UN Environment Program
A hilarious musical comedy that brings a garbage dump to hip hopping, finger popping life.

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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

Theatre for Young Audiences

75 Minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play - Here. Now. It is very effective if most or all of the props and puppets and as many as possible of the costumes are made from recycled, thrown away, or found materials.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Audience Participation/Interactive, No intermission, Physical Comedy, Puppetry, Special Effects

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Outdoor

The three R's used to be Reading, 'Riting, and 'Rithmetic, but today everyone must learn Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. That is what audiences discover in this hilarious musical comedy that brings a garbage dump to hip hopping, finger popping life. Designed for high school and community players, the cast can be expanded and sets, puppets, and props can be created out of recyclables.
"Children will delight in this creative production of song, dance and folklore! –Dr. Noel Brown, UN Environment Program
The Garbage Cantata was commissioned and first produced by Jon Burt & River Barge Productions, Inc. at the Edgewood Resort in Alexandria Bay, New York, on July 29, 1991.
Characters

CASTING

2m, 1f

CASTING NOTES

Can be performed by a company of two men and one woman or with a large sized company. The script will recommend the ideal role breakdown for three, but feel free to use as many performers as desired. Additionally, the puppet scenes tend to play more effectively if the puppeteer/actors operate in full view of the audience.

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

OPENING "OPERA" SINGER
PERFECT HUBBY
PERFECT WIFE
PERFECT CHILD
LANDFILL MONSTER - a set piece operated by actors
NEWSCASTERS
ASHLEY DEBRIS
NIMBYS
THE BRAVEST NIMBY
SILLY-ANN MOUND-OF-DRECKY - a puppet
STINKY - a puppet
GARBAGE "PARADE" PUPPETS
THREE BABY POOPERS
CAN-DO - a puppet
EMILY COMPOST
LITTERBUG
M.C. TRASH
M.C.'S GIRLFRIEND
WRAPPER CHORUS - puppets and people
Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Piano Only

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

4 Piano/Vocal Scores
(No Chorus Books available.)
Author(s)
Barry Keating

Barry Keating

Barry Keating wrote the music and lyrics and co-wrote the book for the Broadway musical Starmites. The show was nominated for six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and is published in several versions by Samuel French. His gospel/rap/rock Jungle Book (written with David Schechter) opened to unanimous raves at The New Victory Theatre on the New 42nd Street and toured the country for several ... view full profile

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Jon Lonoff

Jon Lonoff

Jon Lonoff's writing credits range from an adaptation of Aesop’s Fables for marionettes to a training film for Sunoco gas station attendants. His theatrical and film writing has included The Garbage Cantata (with Barry Keating), a musical about recycling, commissioned and produced by Riverbarge Productions, published by Samuel French, and later produced for video by the United Nations; The Dark ... view full profile

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