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Doonesbury - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Doonesbury

Elizabeth Swados, Garry Trudeau

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

7m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573681080

Book and Lyrics by Garry Trudeau
Music by Elizabeth Swados

A delightful romp of a show based on Mr. Trudeau's famous comic strip.

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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

Adaptations (Literature)

Time Period - 1980s

Settings Of Play - Walden, an off-off-campus house. Graduation weekend, spring, 1983.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Broadway

Zonker, Michael Doonesbury, J.J., Boopsie, B.D. and Joanie-- they are all present and happily accounted for in this delightful romp of a show based on Mr. Trudeau's famous comic strip. While they try to make it through commencement, the Walden crowd must fend off Zonker's uncle Duke, who wants to bulldoze their off campus house and replace it with condos. Michael Doonesbury steadfastly pursues the feisty and lovely J.J., while J.J., tries to come to terms with her long lost mother, Joanie Caucus.

REVIEWS

"The qualities that have made Garry Trudeau's comic strip Doonesbury a national treasure are all present. You'll hear the off hand dialogue that snares the self contradictions of college kids of the 60's. You'll find sly political jokes. Best of all, you'll notice that the tone of Mr. Trudeau's work is intact." - The New York Times

"A larkish lampoon of an entertainment, sometimes sweet and often very funny. The score ranges from rock and calypso to tender ballad and boogie woogie-- a lively assortment of solos, duets and ensembles." - Christian Science Monitor


Doonesbury premiered at the Biltmore Theatre in 1983. Directed by Jacques Levy

Characters

CASTING

7m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast

CASTING NOTES

Intended for double casting.

ROLAND
MIKE DOONESBURY
MARK
B.D.
BOOPSIE
ZONKER
DUKE
HONEY
J.J.
JOANIE
PROVOST

Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Medium

MUSICAL STYLE

Pop/Rock

Piano/Conductor Score
Reed (Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Oboe, Alto and Tenor Saxophones)
Trumpet/FlugelHorn
Trombone
Cello/Percussion (Sound effects)
Guitar (Acoustic, Electric, 4-string Banjo)
Bass (Electric)
Videos
  • Doonesbury Broadway Promo

Author(s)
Elizabeth Swados

Elizabeth Swados

Elizabeth Swados has composed, written, and directed over 30 theater pieces including The Trilogy, The Red Sneaks, Nightclub Cantata, Runaways, Alice in Concert, Doonesbury, Rap Master Ronnie,The Haggadah, Jewish Girlz, Jonah, Job, Esther, Jerusalem (with Yehudah Amichai), The 49 Years, and Missionaries. Her work has been performed at The Flea Theater, La MaMa, The Public Theater, Manhattan ... view full profile

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