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Something's Rotten in the State of Denmark (Musical) - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Something's Rotten in the State of Denmark (Musical)

William Shakespeare, Joseph Wallace, Linda Hochheiser, Ben Gammerman, Brian Murray

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

8m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573701849

Book by Joseph Wallace, Linda Hochheiser
Music by Ben Gammerman and Brian Murray

Hilarity abounds in this new musical version of Joseph Wallace’s popular and hysterical farce/tragedy.

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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

Adaptations (Shakespeare)

75 Minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, 16th Century / Elizabethan, 15th Century

Settings Of Play - The interior of a castle, with scenery as simple or complicated as one would wish.  This play is supposed to be purpsoely "bad."  Costumes mix periods and genres, scenery falls down.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Mime, Physical Comedy, Play w/ Music

Interior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set, Opportunity for Spectacle

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Elementary School / Primary, Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Outdoor, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

At the dress rehearsal for Hamlet, young Tom is utterly exhausted from playing the title character. He closes his eyes for just a minute and opens the audiences’ to a version of the Bard’s masterpiece never before imagined. Uncle/Father Claudius can’t seem to remember anyone’s name and Hamlet’s deadbutbiological father exhibits multiple personalities reminiscent of other famous literary phantoms. From the mysterious council of rabbits (or “rabbi”) to Hamlet covering up Polonius’ death with ventriloquism, this comedy is sure to be a hit with the whole family!
Characters

CASTING

8m, 5f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Cross gender casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Features Children, Features Teens, Flexible casting, Roles for Children, Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

Many roles can be doubled or tripled.

CHORUS SIZE

Medium

Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Piano Only

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway, Pop/Rock

VOCAL DEMANDS

Easy

14 Piano/Conductor Scores
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  • Something's Rotten

Author(s)

Joseph Wallace

Joseph Wallace has been writing and directing plays for more than thirty years.  In addition, he has been a teacher of English and theatre for more than 25 years.  His titles with us include: Something's Rotten in the State of Denmark (one-act and musical versions) ; Hush Little Celia, Don't Say a Word; A Wild Boor (farcical adaptation of The Boor); and The Tempest  ... view full profile

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