Operetta! (A Stampede Through Nostalgia)

by  Dave Reiser, Jack Sharkey

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  5m, 4f

This tuneful show is part nostalgic tribute, and part hilarious send up, of that quaint musical form of yesteryear, the operetta. Every convention of the genre is used, just slightly askew. We heartily recommend this show to all those who love operettas and to all those who hate them.

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Operetta! (A Stampede Through Nostalgia)

by  Dave Reiser Jack Sharkey

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Operetta! (A Stampede Through Nostalgia)

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce, Fables/Folktales, Parody / Spoof
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

This tuneful show is part nostalgic tribute, and part hilarious send up, of that quaint musical form of yesteryear, the operetta. Every convention of the genre is used, just slightly askew. We heartily recommend this show to all those who love operettas and to all those who hate them.

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Keywords

Love

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol

License details

  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Not Applicable
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: Butania and environs
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only
  • Chorus Size: Medium

Casting

5m, 4f

PRINCIPAL ROLES

PRINCESS BEATRIX OF BUTANIA, a high-born beauty

GWEN, handmaiden to Beatrix, and beloved of...

GODFREY, a member of the outlaw band run by...

SIR CUTHBERT OF CRAVEN, alias "The Chocolate Shadow"

DUKE RORICK OF INSOMNIA, a blackguard and a rogue

COUNTESS CARLITA OF CASTORIA, shameless and mad for Rorick

MOTZA, a gypsy woman with strange powers and information

SUPPORTING ROLES

KING BOSRIC OF BUTANIA, Beatrix's father (perhaps)

CRUIKSHANK, Captain of the Palace Guards

CHORUS PARTS

COURTIERS, PALACE GUARDS, GYPSIES, OUTLAWS, EVIL HENCHMEN

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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting

Casting Notes

Plus Chorus

Resources

Rehearsal Resources

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Full Package

10 Piano/Vocal Scores 


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Authors

Dave Reiser

Dave Reiser

Jack Sharkey

Jack Sharkey (1931-1992) was born on May 6, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. He began writing when he was 10 years old. He graduated from college with a BA in the Creative Writing Field of the English major. After that, he taught school for two years from 1953 to 1955. In mid-1955, Mr. Sharkey enlisted in th ...

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