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Rise of David Levinsky, The - Full Length Musical

Rise of David Levinsky, The

Isaiah Sheffer, Bobby Paul, Abraham Cahan

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Full Length Musical

9m, 6f

ISBN: 9780573681646

Book and Lyrics by Isaiah Sheffer
Music by Bobby Paul
Adapted from a novel by Abraham Cahan
"The music ... carries with it the lilt of sentimental European waltzes and Yiddish folk dances." - The New York Times

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Description

Full Length Musical

Period

Time Period - 1900-1910, 19th Century

Settings Of Play - Several locations over the course of David's journey between the years 1883 - 1910.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Church / Religious Groups

A turn of the century drama about the Jewish immigrant experience, this musical captures the interaction between history and individuals as young David loses his passion for the Talmud in his quest for lucre.

REVIEWS

"The music ... carries with it the lilt of sentimental European waltzes and Yiddish folk dances." - The New York Times

"A musical that zestily explores serious moral issues." - Bergen Record

"Treats its material honestly and intelligently, capturing both its humor and its despondency." - New York Daily News

"A moving, joyous Off Broadway triumph." - UPI


The Rise of David Levinsky premiered at the 92nd Sreet Y in a production by the American Jewish Theatre in New York City in 1983 under the direction of Sue Lawless.

Characters

CASTING

9m, 6f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting

MAXIMUM MAX / REB SHMEREL / DIAMOND
HUNTINGTON / MANHEIMER
BLITT / BARBER / BIG MUTTEL / MOSCOWITZ
CHAIKIN / NAPHTALI / LITTLE GETZEL
DORA
MRS. NOODLEMAN / MRS. DIENSTOG
LEVINSKI
SHLANKIE / BENDER
DAVID
MODEL / MATILDA / GUSSIE / ROSIE
GITELSON
MODEL / ARGENTINE RUCHEL / BECKY
MODEL / SHOPGIRL / SAIDE
PEDDLER / STRIKE WORKER
SHOPGIRL / STRIKE WORKER
Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Small/Combo

16 Keyboard/Conductor's Score
Violin
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Other Isaiah Sheffer titles:

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