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Wanna Play?! - Musical Revue / Cabaret, Comedy

Wanna Play?!

Barry Dennen, Jeff Rizzo, Linda Bergman, Bryan Young

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Musical Revue / Cabaret, Comedy

12m or f

ISBN: 9780874404630

Conceived by Bryan Young
Book by Linda Bergman
Music by Jeff Rizzo
Lyrics by Barry Dennen

Finalist! Alpha Award for Excellence in Children's Television
"A spectacular smash. I only wish that half the New York musicals I have seen in recent years were a fraction as tuneful." - Kansas City Star
Superlative entertainment about the pains, pleasures and insanities of early adolescence.

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Description

Musical Revue / Cabaret

Comedy

75 Minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play -

WANNA PLAY?! can have a simple set or an eleborate set. There have been productions with a clever board game look.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Elementary School / Primary, Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, Shoestring Budget, Youth/Camp Programs

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Alpha Award nomination

Finalist! Alpha Award for excellence in Children's Television

Superlative entertainment about the pains, pleasures and insanities of early adolescence. There's "Tug of War," a heartbreaker in which a child sings of how his divorcing parents are deciding who will take the TV, the liquor or the furniture, but asks in his plaintive chorus, Who's gonna take me? ; there's "It Isn't Fair," in which three girls, jealous of one another's varied talents, vent their hostilities only to learn that each has her own strong points; "Sisters." a sibling rivalry song, and others which explode with vitality in a brilliant musical revue for teens.

When it opened in Kansas City, it garnered staggering response and critical acclaim.

"A spectacular smash. I only wish that half the New York musicals I have seen in recent years were a fraction as tuneful." - Kansas City Star

WANNA PLAY?! was originally produced by PICA, Inc. and Richard Horner Associates, LTD. in Kansas City, Missouri in April of 1984.

Later filmed and broadcast by KCPT, PBS Kansas City and Denver CBS station. The KCPT broadcast was nominated for an Alpha Award ("to promote excellence in television programming for American children") in 1985. 


Characters

CASTING

12m or f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Features Children, Features Teens

CASTING NOTES

All roles for performers aged 10-15

Flexible cast size

Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Medium

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

1 Piano/Conductor score
15 Vocal Chorus Books

Percussion
Trombone
Flute I/II (2 books)
Piano/celeste
Clarinet
Author(s)

Jeff Rizzo

Jeff Rizzo is the composer of WANNA PLAY?!. He is notably a conductor, music director, pianist, orchestrator, and arranger. He was the conductor of the national tour of 42nd STREET revival in from 2002 - 2004 and in 2007 he also toured China with the show. He was the conductor and partial orchestrator of Madison Square Garden's THE WIZARD OF OZ starring Roseanne, the subsequent national tour, and ... view full profile

Linda Bergman

Linda Bergman

Linda Bergman, a screenwriter by trade, has been paid to write over twenty-four films and produced five of them. She’s best known for her expertise in writing family drama and strong women’s stories. i.e. ” The Jessica Savitch Story” (Lifetime); “The Pearl Buck Story (ABC); “The Barbara Mandrell Story” (CBS). “Matters of The Heart” (USA network). Her films have been nominated for an Emmy, an ... view full profile

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