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I Sent a Letter to My Love - Full Length Musical, Drama

I Sent a Letter to My Love

Jeffrey Sweet, Bernice Rubens, Melissa Manchester

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Full Length Musical, Drama

2m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573628603

Music by Melissa Manchester
Book and Lyrics by Jeffrey Sweet

"An inspiring fable ... [with] a richly romantic score." - New York Times
"Possesses a charm and literacy and attention to character all too rare in modern musicals.... Manchester's aching melodies, tinged with autumnal fire, are matched by rich, poetic lyrics." - Chicago Sun Times

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Description

Full Length Musical

Drama

Time Period - 1950s

Settings Of Play - Maine, summer 1955

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre

This soul stirring journey of renewal begins on a Maine summer night in 1955. Gwen appears to rent a cottage from Amy and her wheelchair bound brother Stan. She is venturing into a new life following the death of her mother, whom she nursed. On a whim, Amy places a "Wanted to Correspond" ad, but her notions of romance backfire when only Stan responds. Just when things get out of hand, longing, love and loyalty conspire to open new doors for all in this seamless blend of well developed characters and memorable songs by the noted pop artist.
"An inspiring fable ... [with] a richly romantic score." - New York Times

"Possesses a charm and literacy and attention to character all too rare in modern musicals.... Manchester's aching melodies, tinged with autumnal fire, are matched by rich, poetic lyrics." - Chicago Sun Times

"Moving and tuneful.... An altogether delightful charmer." - New York Post

"Almost "Letter' perfect." - North Shore Sunday

"Engrossing "Letter' delivers." - Boston Globe

I Sent a Letter to My Love premiered in New York City at Primary Stages in 1995. It was directed by Pat Birch.
Characters

CASTING

2m, 3f

JIMMY
AMY
STAN
GWEN
MISS MORGAN
Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Medium

6 Full Conductor Scores

Reed 1 (Flute, Clarinet, Piccolo)
Reed 2 (Clarinet)
Harp
Piano
Cello
Bass

Demo available on request
Song Samples

How Do You Fly?

Across the Lake

God Never Closed a Door

Lady Seeks Gentleman

Grass Between My Toes

Very Truly Yours

Rosy Red

Pants, Angela

Perfect Timing

The Chance of You

I Never Knew

The Day I Met My Friend

Last Night

Lady Seeks Gentleman [Reprise]

Change in the Air

Author(s)

Jeffrey Sweet

Jeffrey Sweet. Though produced on stages around the world, Jeffrey Sweet is most closely associated with Chicago theater. He has premiered plays at the Victory Gardens Theatre since the late seventies and is a member of its Playwrights Ensemble. Among his plays are Flyovers (Joseph Jefferson Award, best script), The Action Against Sol Schumann and American Enterprise (both American Theatre Critics ... view full profile

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