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Great All American Disaster Musical, The - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Great All American Disaster Musical, The

Tim Kelly, Jack Sharkey

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

5m, 6f

ISBN: 9780874408058

Book by Tim Kelly
Music and Lyrics by Jack Sharkey
Two of America's most popular playwrights team up for the first time to create this tale of an unscrupulous movie producer who insidiously cons six major stars (via six different scripts) into believing they are each the star of an upcoming movie, and by crafty shooting-schedules keeps them fooled until the movie's made. There are 18 wildly funny musical numbers that spoof the foibles of Hollywood, like Plato Voltaire's "You Genius, You!," odious Baby Bernice Bumble's "Tappin' to the Top!," and Flint Wormwood and Apassionata Abalone's show-stopping duet called "Practice Makes Perfect."

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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

Farce

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - Here and there in Hollywood, California. The present.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

Film producer Junior Dover (Jr.) hasn't made a picture since his last flop, "Zombies of the Stratosphere". But his latest project has everything, " from earthquakes to savage lobsters." Junior induces every major Hollywood star, a few has-beens, and even a maybe, to appear by tailoring separate scripts to meet each star's personal requirements. So each star assumes he or she "is" the whole picture, with the other Greats relegated to supporting roles - an assumption that leads to all kinds of madcap frenzy. How Junior manages to stay one jump ahead of disaster makes this play a champion laugh-getter. This is Hollywood, after all! Anything can happen, and does! All the parts give a comically ludicrous sweep to the legend that is Hollywood!
Characters

CASTING

5m, 6f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting, Room for Extras

CASTING NOTES

Large chorus can be added with an expanded cast.

CHORUS SIZE

Medium

JUNIOR DOVER, JUNIOR - a Hollywood film producer
ETHEL KENT - his secretary and general factotum
GINGER McGREGOR - his rather-literary receptionist
SYLVIA METROLAND - a Tinseltown gossip columnist
APASSIONATA ABALONE - the Queen of the Silent Movies
BABY BERNICE BUMBLE - a talentless "child" star
PLATO VOLTAIRE - director, a one-man love affair
GEE-GEE FONTAINE - body by Venus, voice by chipmunk
BOB EVERLOVE - yet another one-man love affair
THEO BARTOK - longtime horror-flick menace
FLINT WORMWOOD - a super-macho movie star
"MULTI-PERSON" - a double -up player to be anybody else who may show up (called, for brevity, "MP")


Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Medium

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

1 Piano/Conductor Score
15 Vocal Chorus Books

Alto Sax
Tenor Sax
Trumpet I & II (2 Books)
Trombone
Drums
Guitar
Bass
Author(s)
Tim Kelly

Tim Kelly

Kelly was born in Saugus, Massachusetts on October 2, 1932. He graduated from Emerson College with a bachelor's degree and received a masters degree in play-writing from Yale University. His first stage play was Widow's Walk, published in the 1960s. At the same time, three of his plays opened: A Darker Flower at New York's Pocket Theatre, The Trunk and All That Jazz at Boston's Image Theatre, and ... view full profile

Jack Sharkey

Jack Sharkey

Jack Sharkey (1931-1992) was born on May 6, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. He began writing when he was 10 years old. He graduated from college with a BA in the Creative Writing Field of the English major. After that, he taught school for two years from 1953 to 1955. In mid-1955, Mr. Sharkey enlisted in the Army. He served at Sandia Base, New Mexico as a Special Services worker. He wrote, produced, ... view full profile

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