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Jasper in Deadland - Full Length Musical, Dark Comedy

Jasper in Deadland

Hunter Foster, Ryan Scott Oliver

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Full Length Musical, Dark Comedy

5m, 4f

ISBN: PMS0000000163

“Foster and Oliver unleash their cleverness in this playful, energetic and wide-ranging new musical” – The New York Times
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Description

Full Length Musical

Dark Comedy

Fantasy

More than 120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - The living world and the five circles of deadland

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Puppetry

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Elaborate / High Volume Costumes, Fantasy Costumes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Large Stage

Jasper is lost in the living world. When you’re failing classes, kicked off  the swim team, and your family is on the skids, life can feel like it’s going to hell. Yet, in all the disappointment, Jasper has his best friend, Agnes. In one night of  teenage passion, Jasper and Agnes consummate a years- long friendship.  But in the morning Agnes is gone, telling Jasper to meet her at their cliff. When he arrives there’s no sign of  his best friend, only a swirling vortex to another world in the water below. Jasper dives into Deadland.

Jasper in Deadland features a thrilling pop-rock score from Ryan Scott Oliver, with a compelling book by Hunter Foster.

REVIEWS 

“Foster and Oliver unleash their cleverness in this playful, energetic and wide-ranging new musical” – The New York Times, Read More

“An electrifying surge of theatrical energy! Jasper In Deadland marks the arrival of Oliver as a major new voice in Musical Theatre” – Entertainment Weekly, Read More

“A Magnificent Musical! Jasper In Deadland is a journey of self-discovery that moved me in such a way that it brought tears to my eyes. Bravo for Deadland!” – New York Theatre Guide, Read More


Check out these photos from 5th Avenue Theatre's production of Jasper in Deadland in April 2015. Photos by Matthew Murphy


Jasper in Deadland premiered in a production by the Prospect Theater Company in New York City in March 2014. The play then officially opened at 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, WA in April 2015. Both productions were directed by Brandon Ivie.

Characters

CASTING

5m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

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

JASPER
AGNES
VIRGIL
CERBERUS HEAD #1
CERBERUS HEAD #2
CERBERUS HEAD #3
MR. LETHE
LETHE'S GIRLS
GRETCHEN
PAPERBOY
INF. CITIZEN #1
IRMA
TABLOID GIRL #1
TABLOID GIRL #2 
JESSICA'S MOTHER
JESSICA
ABIGAIL ACRIMONE
DR. ESPINATO
OSIRIS
AMMUT
LITTLE LU
SISYPHUS
DAUGHTER OF DANAUS
BRUTUS
EURYDICE
PERSEPHONE

Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Medium

MUSICAL STYLE

Pop/Rock

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

Song Samples

Goodbye Jasper!

What is Life?

The Killing

Mark This!

Deadland Welcome / Tour Song / Jasper in Deadland

Jasper in Deadland (Lethe Style)

The Forgetting

Living Dead

Hungry for Your Heart

Stroke by Stroke

The Remembering

Memory: Something for Real

Beat and Broken Spirits

Awful People

Elysium

Lifesong

The Trade / The Swim

One More Day of Snow

Videos
  • Stroke by Stroke - 5th Avenue Theatre production

  • Living Dead - 5th Avenue Theatre production

  • Jasper in Deadland at 5th Avenue Theatre

  • Hungry for Your Heart - 5th Avenue Theatre production

  • Ryan Scott Oliver sings "Awful People" at 54 Below

  • "Stroke By Stroke" - Jay Armstrong Johnson at 54 Below

  • Lifesong - Andi Alhadeff

  • Pasadena Musical Theatre Program performs "Living Dead"

  • Behind the Scenes at The 5th Avenue Theatre - Building Cerberus

Author(s)
Hunter Foster

Hunter Foster

Hunter Foster is an Artistic Associate at Bucks County Playhouse where he has directed Company, Ain't Misbehavin', The Buddy Holly Story, National Pastime, The Rocky Horror Show (2013, 2014 and 2016), Summer of '42, and It's a Wonderful Life. His other directing credits include Cabaret, My Fair Lady (Cape Playhouse), Grease (North Carolina Theatre), Spamalot (Casa Manana) and has directed ... view full profile

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Ryan Scott Oliver

Ryan Scott Oliver

Ryan Scott Oliver is a 2011 Lucille Lortel Award Nominee, a 2009 Jonathan Larson Grant recipient and wrote the music and lyrics for 35mm: A Musical Exhibition, Mrs. Sharp (2008 Richard Rodgers Award Winner, at Playwrights Horizons starring Jane Krakowski, dir. by Michael Greif), Darling (featured on the “Bound for Broadway” episode of NBC’s The Apprentice), the song cycle Out of My Head, Quit ... view full profile

Other Ryan Scott Oliver titles:

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