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Piano Bar - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Piano Bar

Doris Willens, Rob Fremont

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

4m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573680885

Music by Rob Fremont
Lyrics by Doris Willens
Story by Doris Willens and Rob Fremont
"A wonderfully engaging show...the songs are clever, sophisticated stuff, falling lyrically between Porter and Sondheim," - WABC-TV
It's a rainy Tuesday and the four customers in Sweet Sue's Piano Bar enjoy a lyrical trip through their lives and feelings.

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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

105 Minutes

Time Period - 1970s

Settings Of Play - Sweet Sue's Piano Bar, in Murray Hill, Manhattan. A neighborhood bar, but one that gets drop-in traffic because it's near Grand Central Station. It has seen better days. Or nights. It's Happy Hour, on a rainy Tuesday in March of this year, whatever year this is.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget

An answer to the search for a small musical; cast of six, and one set. It's a rainy Tuesday and the four customers in Sweet Sue's Piano Bar enjoy a lyrical trip through their lives and feelings.

"A wonderfully engaging show...the songs are clever, sophisticated stuff, falling lyrically between Porter and Sondheim." - WABC-TV

"If there's any musical this season that I'd really like to have a cast album of, it's this one." - Cue

"...attractive score, attractive lyrics." - The New Yorker

Characters

CASTING

4m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting

CASTING NOTES

Two male singers, one in his 40s, the other in his late 20s. Two female singers, one about 20, the other about 30. One male bartender, no speaking lines. A pianist.

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

JULIE (Julietta) - one of the girls in the office, 30ish, a little shopworn, vulnerable, sympathetic, dresses without much flair
DEBBIE - in her early 20s, spunky, lovable, wears designer jeans and silk blouses, but is casual, not spiffy
WALT - in his 30s, a guy with a line, trying hard to make it in the Big Apple, dresses a bit flashily. You think you'll dislike him, but in the end you can't.
NED - in his late 40s, wears three-piece business executive suit; clearly successful, also attractive, unassuming, restless, introspective
PRINCE - a gnomish and wry, perhaps slightly seedy, piano player who wears turtle-neck shirt and jacket; controls the mood of the evening
BARTENDER - does not speak or sing during the Play, but is important in creating the reality of the bar with his activities (serving drinks, polishing glasses, cutting fruit), which also must be unobtrusive
Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Piano Only

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

7 Piano/Vocal Scores 
Author(s)

Doris Willens

Doris Willens's career began with journalism (the Minneapolis Tribune, the New York Journal- American, the Washington Post), and branched into songwriting/performing (a member of The Babysitters, Vanguard Recording Society's children's songs quartet); books (Lonesome Traveler: The Life of Lee Hays and Nobody's Perfect: Bill Bernbach and the Golden Age of Advertising) and playwriting ... view full profile

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