The Saloonkeeper's Daughter

by  Dave Reiser, Jack Sharkey

Full Length Musical, Melodrama  /  6m, 6f

Your delighted audience will have ample opportunity to cheer, hiss and boo - all to musical cues - in this romp through melodrama land. The insane plot, 19 delightful musical numbers, asides to the audience and the hilarious comeuppance of the villain make this show a classic.

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The Saloonkeeper's Daughter

by  Dave Reiser Jack Sharkey

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 6f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce, Period
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Your delighted audience will have ample opportunity to cheer, hiss and boo - all to musical cues - in this romp through melodrama land with memorable characters including Mannly Rasch (villain), Red White (the saloonkeeper), Lily (his daughter), Parson Kindly and his daughter Charity, saloon girls Cinnamon, Sally and Molly, prospector Grimes, Seedy Shlepper (Manly's stooge) and, of course, hero Rusty Witts (stalwart, but stupid). The insane plot, 19 delightful musical numbers, asides to the audience and the hilarious comeuppance of the villain make this show a classic.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol

License details

  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Wild West
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: The Wild West. Not too very long ago.
  • Additional Features: Local Celebrity Cameo, Physical Comedy
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Country/Western, N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Casting

6m, 6f
RED WHITE - proprietor of a western saloon
GRIMY GEEZER - an old prospector
SEEDY SHLEPPER - a regular customer
CHARITY KINDLY - the local preacher's daughter
BLACKIE WHITE - Red's weak and wishy-washy son
CINNAMON HICKEY - a song-and-dance lady
SALLY FORTH - another song-and-dance lady
MOLLY BOLT - still another song-and-dance lady
MANNLY RASCH - a totally despicable villain
LILY WHITE - Blackie's sister and Red's daughter
PARSON KINDLY - the nicest man in town
RUSTY WITTS - a young, tall, handsome, etc., cowboy
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Flexible casting

Casting Notes

"From the listing above, the cast consists of 7 men and 5 women; from the listing in the Samuel French catalog, the cast consists of 6 men and 6 women. The catalog listing is absolutely right. Trust us." - The Authors

Resources

Rehearsal Resources

Music Material Rental Packages Glyphs / UI / Tooltip

Full Package

13 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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