And on the Sixth Day...

by  Dave Reiser, Jack Sharkey

Full Length Musical, Drama  /  5m, 5f

This musicalization of the Bible from Creation to the Nativity is a reverent, a light hearted romp. Satan employs increasingly ludicrous efforts to upset God's plan for mankind-- only to find he's making people turn to God even more fervently. The verbal battles between God and Satan are theological…

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And on the Sixth Day...

by  Dave Reiser Jack Sharkey

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Christmas/Holiday, Docudrama/Historic, Faith-based
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

This musicalization of the Bible from Creation to the Nativity is a reverent, a light hearted romp. Satan employs increasingly ludicrous efforts to upset God's plan for mankind-- only to find he's making people turn to God even more fervently. The verbal battles between God and Satan are theologically sound and hilarious. Here are Adam and Eve, Abraham, Samson and Delilah, David and Bathsheba, Noah and many more in an inspirational and entertaining show that is suitable for year round productions and ideal at Christmas. Musical numbers include Satan urging the lions to devour Daniel and a quartet in barbershop harmony during Samson's shearing.

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Keywords

Christianity

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Church / Religious Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Greek; Roman & Biblical
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Easy
  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only
  • Chorus Size: Small

Casting

5m, 5f

ONE - Voice of God(only unseen player), Moses
TWO - Satan
THREE - Adam, Abraham, Esau, Joshua, David, Barber
FOUR - Noah, Lot, Samson, Daniel, Joseph, Myrmidon
FIVE - Isaac, Jacob, Jonah, Uriah, Barber
A - Eve, Sarah, Delilah, Bathsheba
B - Noah's wife, Jonah's wife, Mary
C - Lot's wife, Jonah's mother-in-law, Lioness
D - Lioness, Handmaiden to Delilah
E - Lioness, Handmaiden to Bathsheba


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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Flexible casting

Casting Notes

Male roles are numbered one-through-five, Female roles indicated A-through-E. Chorus parts are played by those performers who are not playing principals in each scene.

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Full Package

11 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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And On the Sixth Day... had its world premiere at Altergott Auditorium in Palatine, Illinois on June 14, 1983. It was directed by Rob Howell.

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