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Shenandoah - Full Length Musical, Drama

Shenandoah

James Lee Barrett, Gary Geld, Phillip Rose, Peter Udell

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Full Length Musical, Drama

11m, 3f, 2boy(s)

ISBN: 9780573680731

A Musical based on an Original Screenplay by James Lee Barrett
Lyrics by Peter Udell
Music by Gary Geld
Book by James Lee Barrett, Peter Udell, and Philip Rose
"A show for you and your children to love and cherish and enjoy." - Newsday
"Lovely ballads, very tuneful." - The New York Times
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Description

Full Length Musical

Drama

Period

105 Minutes

Time Period - American Civil War Era

Settings Of Play - The Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. The Civil War.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Competition or audition material

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Tony, From Broadway

Winner! 1975 Tony Award, Best Book of a Musical
Nominated! 1975 Tony Awards, Best Musical and Best Original Score
This colorful and dramatic saga is based on the film which starred James Stewart as a strong willed Virginia farmer trying to keep his family neutral as the Civil War rages. Union forces and the Confederates see things only in shades of Blue or Grey, so the family is inevitably swept up in the conflict against all odds. Their story is a heart-warming and heart-rending portrayal of the upheaval that left wounds on the land and its people for generations to come. The Tony-winning Broadway production ran for over 1000 performances and toured extensively.

"A show for you and your children to love and cherish and enjoy." - Newsday

"Lovely ballads, very tuneful." - The New York Times

"A first rate show, an antiwar musical with heart and humor. It is not afraid to believe in the goodness in man." - NBC

"A musical that celebrates American in the same excellent way that Oklahoma did. The score has many beautiful songs." - CBS

Shenandoah was first presented on Broadway by Philip Rose and Gloia & Louis K. Sher at the Alvin Theatre in New York City on January 7, 1975. It was directed by Philip Rose.
Characters

CASTING

11m, 3f, 2boy(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Features Teens, Multicultural casting, Roles for Children, Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CHORUS SIZE

Medium

CHARLIE ANDERSON - a strong, earthy farmer of about fifty, who rules his large family with authority and tenderness
JENNY ANDERSON - a nineteen-year-old daughter, attractive, feminine, who competes with her brothers as equally as with her suitor
ROBERT ANDERSON (THE BOY) - the youngest son - twelve years old, a typical country boy
SAM - Jenny's suitor and later husband, upstanding and shy young Confederate soldier
GABRIEL - twelve-year-old black boy, a slave, charming and friend of Robert
ANNE ANDERSON - wife of James, beautiful and mature, twenty-six years old
JAMES ANDERSON - second oldest son, twenty-six, very much his father's son, strong, handsome, and argumentative
JACOB ANDERSON - twenty-eight, oldest son very serious and devoted to his father
NATHAN ANDERSON - twenty-four-year-old son
HENRY ANDERSON - seveneen year-old son
REV. BYRD - irascible, preacher, very much duty oriented to God and country
SERGEANT JOHNSON
LIEUTENANT
TINKHAM
CAROL
CORPORAL
MARAUDER
ENGINEER
CONFEDERATE SNIPER
ENSEMBLE

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SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Large

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

1 Piano/Conductor Score
25 Chorus Books

Flute/Piccolo
Bassoon/Clarinet/Bass Clarinet
Clarinet (Bb and Eb and Flute)
Trumpet I & II(2 books)
Horns I & II(2 books)
Trombone
Percussion (Timpani, Xylophone, Chimes, Bells, Drums)
Violins A & B
Violin C
Viola
Cello
Bass
Harp
Guitar/Banjo
Harmonica
Song Samples

Raise the Flag of Dixie

I've Heard it All Before

Why Am I Here?

Next to Lovin'

Over the Hill

The Pickers Are Comin'

Meditation

We Make a Beautiful Pair

Violets and Silverbells

It's a Boy!

Freedom

Violets and Silverbells (Reprise)

Papa's Gonna Make It All Right

The Only Home I Know

Meditation II

Pass the Cross to Me

Author(s)
James Lee  Barrett

James Lee Barrett

James Lee Barrett was a prolific film and TV writer whose work often reflected his Southern roots and salt-of-the earth American values. Barrett received his greatest recognition for Shenandoah, the story of a Virginian family trying to stay out of the fighting during the Civil War. First presented as a 1965 feature film starring James Stewart, the story provided the basis for a Broadway musical ... view full profile

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