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Mail - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Mail

Jerry Colker, Michael Rupert

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

9m, 6f

ISBN: 9780573681943

Book and Lyrics by Jerry Colker
Music by Michael Rupert
"A least 12 songs are solid enough to stand on their own. If Mail can't deliver, there is little hope for the future of the musical theatre." - Drama Logue

"Make room for the theatre's newest musical geniuses." - The Same

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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - A Manhattan apartment. 6:00 AM one winter morning, and 11:15 PM four months later.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Mail piles up for months while Alex, an unpublished author, slips away to escape anxieties over his artistic and romantic problems. When he returns to open the accumulation, each letter springs to life. Alex's girl friend, his family and his best friend - even those sending bills and hilarious junk mail - fill the stage with song and dance. This is a wild and wacky musical by the authors of 3 Guys Naked from the Waist Down.

"A least 12 songs are solid enough to stand on their own. If Mail can't deliver, there is little hope for the future of the musical theatre." - Drama Logue

"Make room for the theatre's newest musical geniuses." - The Same

The Music Box on April 14, 1988. Directed by Andrew Cadiff.
Characters

CASTING

9m, 6f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Multicultural casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

The specifics of casting are merely suggestions. It is possible to have an entire cast of six or seven where resources are limited.

ALEX - 29; struggling novelist at the crossroads of life.
DANA - Late 20s/early 30s; PhD in Psychology; smart, sexy, tough, and vulnerable.
MAX - Late 50s/early 60s; grew up in Depression and WWII era; blue-collar Jewish with sense of humor.
FRANKLIN - Late 20s/early 30s; Alex's best friend; hip, sexy, and flasy.
SANDI - Late 30s/early 40s; Alex's literary agent; extremely well-traveled and self-assured.
FEMALE ENSEMBLE - Cast of three female actors to pay a variety of roles.
MALE ENSEMBLE - Cast of three male actors to pay a variety of roles.

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SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Large

Keyboard 1/Conductor's Score
Keyboard 2
Reed 1 (Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Flute, Piccolo)
Reed 2 (Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet)
Violin
Cello 1
Cello 2
Bass
Guitar
11 Vocal/Chorus
Song Samples

Monolithic Madness

Hit the Ground Running

It's Your Life

I'm Cooking with Steam

It's Just a Question of Technique

By the Same Token

Crazy World Intro

The Ambivalent Rag / It's Your Life Part II

Get Outa Town

Power

The World Set on Fire by a Black and a Jew

Family Ties

One Lost Weekend

Junk Mail / Disconnected

Helplessness at Midnight

What Have You Been Doing for the Past Ten Years

A Blank Piece of Paper

Sweepstakes

Harder to Love You

Asshole / Sweepstakes II

They're Gonna Publish Your Book

Happy Birthday You Little Schmuck

They're Gonna Publish Your Book II

They're Gonna Publish Your Book III / Ambivalent Rag II

Pages of My Diary

Ambivalent Rag III

Don't Count on It

Friends for Life Part 1

Friends for Life Part 2

29 Years Ago

Harder to Love You II

Hit the Ground Running II / A Blank Piece of Paper II

Crazy World

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