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Skyscraper - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Skyscraper

Elmer Rice, Sammy Cahn, James Van Heusen, Peter Stone

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

11m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573700446

Book by Peter Stone, suggested by Elmer Rice's play Dream Girl
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by James Van Heusen

Julie Harris starred in this off-beat musical about a daydreamer Georgina whose New York brownstone is threatened with demolition by a skyscraper.

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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

Romantic Comedy

More than 120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - 1960s

Settings Of Play - The entire action took place yesterday in New York City, in and around a large skyscraper and a small brownstone.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Competition or audition material

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

TAGS

Business, Love

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Outdoor, Large Stage

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Broadway

Nominee! 1966 Tony Award, Best Musical

From the composer-lyricist team who penned such memorable Frank Sinatra standards as  “Call Me Irresponsible,” “Come Fly with Me,” “Love and Marriage,”and many others!

Georgina is the owner of an antique brownstone in New York City that is being squashed on all sides by skyscrapers. The builders are angry with her for not wanting to sell her little property; but she considers it an historic landmark, and undertakes an "urban prevention" crusade against the construction giants. Two men figure in her life and her dreams; the assistant in her boutique, a playwright who had a one-night run off-Broadway and is biding his time for the opening of an avant film festival; and the good-natured architect of one of the skyscrapers, who finds the key to her heart and to all her daydreams. In these daydreams, Georgina imagines the men of her life wooing her as an English officer, an FBI man, a toreador, a southern gentleman, and others

Digital sountrack and samples available on amazon.com!

REVIEWS

"Bright, amusing and imaginative with freshness of humor." - New York Post


Skyscraper was first presented on Broadway by Feuer and Martin at the Lunt-Fontane Theater in New York City on November 13, 1965. It was directed by Cy Feuer.

Characters

CASTING

11m, 5f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Flexible casting, Local Celebrity Cameo, Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CHORUS SIZE

Large

GEORGINA
MRS. ALLERTON
MR. ALLERTON
CHARLOTTE
MAYOR
DOCTOR
HERBERT BUSHMAN
STANLEY
TIMOTHY BUSHMAN
ROGER SUMMERHILL
WOMAN CUSTOMER
AUCTIONEER
HARRY THE WAITER
CAB DRIVER
JAZZ MUSICIAN
PHOTOGRAPHER
PAOLA
FRANCESCO
ENSEMBLE
Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Large

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway, Jazz

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

Piano/Vocal Score
Reed 1
Reed 2
Reed 3
Reed 4
Trumpet 1&2
Trumpet 3
Trombone 1
Trombone 2
Trombone 3
Violin ABCDE (3)
Cello
Bass
Song Samples

Overture

An Occasional Flight of Fancy

Run for Your Life

Local 403

Opposites

Just the Crust

Everybody Has the Right to Be Wrong

The Gaiety

More Than One Way

Haute Couture

I'll Only Miss Here When I Think of Her

Spare That Building

Author(s)
Elmer Rice

Elmer Rice

Elmer Rice (born Sept. 28, 1892, New York City—died May 8, 1967, Southampton, Hampshire, Eng.) was an American playwright, director, and novelist noted for his innovative and polemical plays. Rice graduated from the New York Law School in 1912 but soon turned to writing plays. His first work, the melodramatic On Trial (1914), was the first play to employ on stage the motion-picture technique of ... view full profile

Other Sammy Cahn titles:

Other James Van Heusen titles:

Peter Stone

Peter Stone

Peter Stone (1930-2003) was the first writer to win the Tony, the Oscar and the Emmy. With 15 Broadway productions to his credit, he received Tony Awards for his books to 1776, Woman of the Year, Death Takes a Holiday,The Will Rogers Folliesand Titanic(all four also winning the Tony for Best Musical). His other Broadway credits include the musicals Two By Two (written with composer Richard Rodgers ... view full profile

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