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Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers, The - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers, The

Lori Fischer, Don Chaffer

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

2m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573704949

"Where Fischer's new musical succeeds so impressively is in its refreshing storytelling structure." - Broadway World

"Gales of laughter, moments of tenderness and poignant stories are being served up in...a wildly delightful new musical comedy." - Crossville Chronicle

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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

105 Minutes

Time Period - 1990s

Settings Of Play -

April - May 2008
Ashland City, Tennessee
Sparkley Clean Dry-Cleaners
Lashley Family Kitchen
Third United Separated Harmony Church
A Crappy Hotel Room

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre

FINALIST! 2012 Richard Rogers Award
SEMI-FINALIST! 2012 Eugene O'Neill Musical Theatre Conference

Along with the family dry cleaning business, Junie has also inherited the responsibility of taking care of her aging father and her sister who has just come back from rehab. When all Junie wants is to achieve her dream of becoming a country star, a small opportunity comes her way via the local church. She has been offered the opportunity to sing parting songs that are tailor-made for the recently deceased. A hilarious and compelling musical about family, loss, and the ways life gives you exactly what you need.

REVIEWS 

"Where Fischer's new musical succeeds so impressively is in its refreshing storytelling structure." - Broadway World, Read More 

"Gales of laughter, moments of tenderness and poignant stories are being served up in...a wildly delightful new musical comedy." - Crossville Chronicle, Read More 

"Sparkley Clean is not only a fun and unique musical, it’s also bold and daring." - Discover AlbanyRead More

 


The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers premiered at Capital Repertory Theater in Albany, NY in July 2013 under the direction of Martha Banta.

Characters

CASTING

2m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

JUNIE LASHLEY – Optimistic, yet curiously obsessed with/afraid of death, very funny, kind, ambitious, loves to sing, but petrified to sing alone, strong actress, comedienne and singer, 40s
LASHLEY LEE LASHLEY – Funny, attractive, sexy, alcoholic, feels a constant inner ache from having been abandoned by her mom, strong singer and actress, 40s
LYLE E. LASHLEY – Junie and Lashley’s father, deeply in love with his estranged-wife, has Alzheimer’s, loves his daughters and loves to sing, late 60s/early 70s
PASTOR PHIL – Gambling addict, very funny, sincere, singer and compulsive hugger, big time Lashley Sisters fan, 35–40

Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Small/Combo

MUSICAL STYLE

Country/Western, Folk

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

Videos
  • Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers trailer

Author(s)
Lori Fischer

Lori Fischer

Lori FISCHER is the “2008 New York University Harry Kondoleon Graduate Award in Playwriting” recipient and a 2008-09 Dramatists Guild Fellow. Lori received her M.F.A. from the N.Y.U. Dramatic Writing Department in 2008 and she received her B.A. degree from Belmont University. Recent Theater Credits: Lori and co-writer Don Chaffer’s musical The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers produced at Capital ... view full profile

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Don Chaffer

Don Chaffer

Don Chaffer is a composer/lyricist who has had a parallel career in the music business as a producer, engineer, musician, songwriter, and recording artist (when solo, as Don Chaffer, and when with a band he shares with his wife, Lori Coscia Chaffer, as Waterdeep). The musical, The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers (with Lori Fischer), has had productions at Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany, NY, ... view full profile

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