by Abe Burrows, Robert Goldman, Glenn Paxton, George David Weiss
Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy / 14m, 12f
A musical adaptation of Helen Jerome's dramatization of Pride and Prejudice.
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Mrs. Bennett, rural, prosaic and the matriarch of five daughters has her gaze on the social whirl of London while her husband and farm languish. The eldest, headstrong Elizabeth has her own ideas on life and love. With her eyes on the 'prize' and "a house in town", Mrs. Bennett sets about bringing stubborn Elizabeth into the social orbit of upscale snob William D'arcy, with classic, hilarious results. The original cast on Broadway included Polly Bergen, Hermione Gingold and Farley Granger as D'arcy.
- Mild Adult Themes
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- Time Period: 19th Century
- Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Setting: England 1813.
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
- Musical Style: Classic Broadway, Jazz
- Orchestra Size: Large
MR. BENNET - Patriarch of the Bennet household
MARY BENNET - Third eldest daughter of the Bennet family
MRS. BENNET - Wife of Mr. Bennet
LYDIA BENNET - Youngest daughter of the Bennet family
KITTY BENNET - Fourth eldest daughter in the Bennet family
JANE BENNET - Eldest daughter of the Bennet family
ELIZABETH BENNET - Second eldest daughter of the Bennet family, opposed to traditional ideas of marriage
LADY LUCAS - Mother of Charlotte.
CHARLOTTE LUCAS - Daughter of Lady Lucas, Elizabeth's best friend
CAROLINE BINGLEY - Charles Bingley's sister
CHARLES BINGLEY - Darcy's welathy best friend
FITZWILLIAM DARCY - Wealthy nephew of Lady Catherine De Bourgh
CAPTAIN WICKHAM - Captain in the British Army, godson to Mr. Darcy's father
SIR WILLIAM LUCAS - Charlotte's father
COLLINS - A clergyman initally invited to wed Elizabeth Bennet
BUTLER AT ROSINGS
LADY CATHERINE DE BOURGH - Very wealthy aunt of Mr. Darcy, a noblewoman
LADY ANNE - Daughter of Lady Catherine de Bourgh
- Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
Music Material Rental Packages
5 Piano/Vocal Scores (Act 1)
5 Piano/Vocal Scores (Act 2)
Horns I, II & 3 (3 Books)
Trumpet I & II (2 Books)
First Impressions premiered on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre in March 1959 under the direction of Abe Burrows.