Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?

by  James Quinn, John R. Powers, Alaric Jans

Full Length Musical  /  6m, 8f

"Very funny." - The Philadelphia Inquirer

"The audience ... was beside itself with glee." - Philadelphia Daily News"A divine comedy." - Main Line Times"Crisp and snappy." - Catholic Standard and Times

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Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?

by  James Quinn John R. Powers Alaric Jans

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Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?

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    Cast Size

    6m, 8f

Additional Info

Gleeful audiences flocked to see this show in Chicago (where it became that city's longest running show), in Philadelphia (where it broke attendance records during its two runs) and in cities across the country. Focusing on eight children during their Catholic elementary and high school education in the 1950s, it captures the funniest aspects of youthful growing pains and the trying moments of adolescence. Every number tickles the funny bone of anyone who ever went to school, public or private. It is a delightful musical for schools.
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Reviews

"Very funny." - The Philadelphia Inquirer

"The audience ... was beside itself with glee." - Philadelphia Daily News

"A divine comedy." - Main Line Times

"Crisp and snappy." - Catholic Standard and Times

"You don't have to be Catholic to enjoy it." - Jewish Times

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Production

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  • Orchestra Size: Medium

Song Samples

Overture
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Prologue / Get Ready Eddie
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The Greatest Gift
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Little Fat Girls
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It's the Nuns
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Cookie Cutters
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Patron Saints
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Private Parts
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How Far is Too Far?
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Act One Finale
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Doo-Wah-Doo-Wee
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I Must be in Love
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Friends The Best Of
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Mad Bomber / Saving Ourselves
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Montage
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Thank God
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Casting

6m, 8f
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Resources

Rehearsal Resources

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Full Package

1 Piano/Conductor Score
15 Vocal Chorus Books

Reed I (Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone)
Reed II (Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Flute, Clarinet)
Trumpets I & II (1 Book)
Trombone
Percussion
Drums
Guitar
Cello
Bass

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Authors

James Quinn

James Quinn is an award-winning composer/lyricist/pianist who has created a large body of unique works for theater, television and the concert stage as well as a large body of individual songs and chamber works. He is best known as the principle composer/ associate lyricist of the smash hit musical Do Black Patent Leat ...

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John R.  Powers

John R. Powers

Alaric Jans

Alaric Jans

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