Love with a Twist

by  Dave Reiser, Jack Sharkey

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  8m, 7f

Four O. Henry Musical Cocktails

Short stories by O. Henry have never been so charmingly and hilariously staged. The Gift of the Magi, The Last Leaf, The Love Philtre of Ikey Schoenstein and The Marry Month of May are interlinked into a series of overlapping …

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    8m, 7f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Parody / Spoof
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

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Four O. Henry Musical Cocktails

Short stories by O. Henry have never been so charmingly and hilariously staged. The Gift of the Magi, The Last Leaf, The Love Philtre of Ikey Schoenstein and The Marry Month of May are interlinked into a series of overlapping tales. Each is introduced with a mini overture of seasonal music. The finale, with all characters filling you in on what happened to them after their tales ended, is worth the price of admission. The characters are unforgettable, the dialogue is sparkling with wit, and the songs are sensational.

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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: 1900-1910
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: All locales in this play are in New York City, circa 1905.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Casting

8m, 7f

IKEY SCHOENSTEIN - a pharmacist
MR. CHIPPER - an amiable iceman
MRS. RIDDLE - a landlady
MRS. WIDDUP - a housekeeper
CHUNK McGOWAN - a lovelorn swain
DOCTOR - who actually makes housecalls!
JAMES DILLINGHAM YOUNG - a happy husband
MR. RIDDLE - a landlord
MR. BEHRMAN - an aging artist
MR.COULSON - an old curmudgeon
ROSY RIDDLE -a fiancee-to-be
JOHNSY - a world-weary non-convalescent
DELLA YOUNG - a desperate wife
SUE- Johnsy's worried roommate
CONSTANTIA COULSON - a social snob 

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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Expandable casting
  • Flexible casting

Resources

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Music Material Rental Packages Glyphs / UI / Tooltip

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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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