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Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, The - Full Length Musical, Drama

Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, The

Ben H. Winters, Stephen Sislen

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Full Length Musical, Drama

5m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573697739

Book and Lyrics by Ben H. Winters
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sislen
In Boston, Paul Revere etches out a humble living as a silversmith. Americans and British alike hail the exquisite artistry of his work. But when Paul's revolutionary friends, John Hancock and Samuel Adams pressure Revere to take a stand against British tyranny and join the Sons of Liberty, he …

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Full Length Musical

Drama

Theatre for Young Audiences

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In Boston, Paul Revere etches out a humble living as a silversmith. Americans and British alike hail the exquisite artistry of his work. But when Paul's revolutionary friends, John Hancock and Samuel Adams pressure Revere to take a stand against British tyranny and join the Sons of Liberty, he worries that supporting the cause of revolution would mean losing his business and risking the safety of his family. Revere must make a choice: to do what is easy, or to do what is right. From the halls of British Parliament, to the port of Boston and the "Tea Party" protest, to the Boston Massacre and the dangerous thrill of Revere's now-legendary ride, this new musical makes American history accessible and exciting through a unique combination of music, drama and humor. The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere tells the inspirational, universal story of how ordinary people can make a difference.

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5m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Expandable casting

CASTING NOTES

Please note that while the show can be performed with as few as five actors, it can happily accommodate larger casts. The doubled parts can easily be undoubled, and a large ensemble would be welcome in the big group numbers.

PAUL REVERE (Baritone/Tenor)
WOMAN 1 (Mezzo) - Rachel Revere, Randall, Farmer, Others
MAN 2 (Tenor) - John Hancock, Thomas, Jebediah, Robert Newman, Court Attendant, Others
MAN 3 (Baritone/Tenor) - Samuel Adams, Major Mitchell, Josi
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Piano Only

1 Piano/Vocal Score
6 Chorus Books
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David Malinsky 8/2/2013 10:27 AM
Stephen Sislen and Ben Winters have created a fun and friendly children's' musical.  And for a children's musical about the so-often-romanticized revolutionary period, you could certainly do a lot worse than this take on the Longfellow poem.  Their creation of pre-Revolutionary Boston is a lively and exciting one that is sure to entertain--and even inform.  The characters are broad and the humor stylized.  But there are enough subversions of the traditional mythology of the Revolution to  keep things more interesting: the leaders of the Sons of Liberty--Sam Adams, John Hancock and Joseph Warren may be paragons of virtue, but they are clowns as well.  That title fits better with Paul Revere, the only character not doubled, who is flawless save for his relationship with Rachel.  The portrayal of the British is relatively humanizing in the soldier Thomas, but the portrayal of King George is overdone, shown inaccurately as a madman he would not become until later.  The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere is great for a Youth production with flexible cast sizes due to its doubling.  It is a wonderful introduction to the period, but those searching for a more sophisticated take should look elsewhere.        

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