Angel

by  Peter Udell, Thomas Wolfe, Gary Geld, Ketti Frings

Full Length Musical, Drama  /  10m, 9f

"A musical [for] the whole family." -The New York Daily News

"Pleasant old fashioned all American charm...Endearing." - New York Theatre Review

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    10m, 9f

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It is early autumn of 1916 at the Gant boarding house and 17 year-old Eugene Gant is about to leave the home that has become a prison to his family. His father seeks solace in drink and the craftsmanlike task of carving an angel out of stone, his ascetic mother devotes herself to the boarding house and its denizens, his tubercular brother Ben is dying, and his sister is a stay-at-home drudge. After a brief affair with an attractive boarder, Eugene finally leaves, looking toward a brighter future ahead.
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Reviews

"A musical [for] the whole family. " -The New York Daily News

"Pleasant old fashioned all American charm...Endearing." - New York Theatre Review

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Music

  • Orchestra Size: Large

Song Samples

Angel Theme
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All the Comforts of Home
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Like the Eagles Fly
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Make a Little Sunshine
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Fingers
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Fatty
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Astoria Gloria
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Railbird
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If I Ever Loved Him
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A Dime Ain't Worth a Nickel
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I Got a Dream to Sleep On
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Drifting
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I Can't Believe it's You
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Feeling Loved
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Reprise Medley
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Tomorrow I'm Gonna Be Old
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How Do You Say Goodbye?
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Casting

10m, 9f
JAKE CLATT, 30, an insensitive bore
MRS. CLATT, 60, JAKE's mother with a coarse smile and dyed hair
FLORRY MANGLE, 20, wistful, humorless, and interested in JAKE
MRS. SNOWDEN, 50, quiet, unobtrusive, and lonely
MISS BROWN, 36, prim on the surface but with the marks of the amateur prostitute
MR. FARREL, 60, a piano teacher, new to Dixieland
HELEN GANT, middle 20's, gaunt, raw-boned, often nervous, intense, irritable and abusive, though basically generous the hysteria of excitement constantly lurking in her
BEN GANT, the hero protector of those he loves, with quiet authority and passion for home
"FATTY" PERT, generous, somewhat boozy woman
LAURA JAMES, 23, attractive but not beautiful
W.O. GANT, at heart a far wanderer and a minstrel but he has degraded his life with libertinism and drink, monstrous fumbling for life
DR. MAGUIRE, unkept but kind
TIM LAUGHRAN, the saloon keeper
REED MCKINNEY, crony and a drunk
JOE TARKINGTON, crony and a drunk
MADAME VICTORIA, well-clad and carries herself stylishly
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20 Piano/Conductor Scores
Guitar
Bass
Viola
2 Violin A&B 
Tuba
2 Percussion 
Trumpet
Horns
2 Trombone
Cello
Reed 1
Reed 2
Reed 3
Reed 4

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Authors

Peter Udell

Peter Udell

Thomas Wolfe

Thomas Wolfe

Gary Geld

Gary Geld

Ketti Frings

Ketti Frings

ANGEL opened on Broadway at the Minskoff Theatre on May 10, 1978

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