James A. Michener's Sayonara

by  James A. Michener, William Luce, George Fischoff, Hy Gilbert

Full Length Musical  /  5m, 6f

"A spectacle with a soul." - The New York Times

"Hugely entertaining." - Variety

"Dazzling." - ABC Radio Network

"A big, sexy, sprawling American musical." - Seattle Herald

"Has the drama…

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    5m, 6f
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    National Alliance of Musical Theatre-Festival Musicals

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A best selling novel, a Hollywood hit and a lavish musical in the grand tradition of American theater, Sayonara premiered at Houston's Theatre Under the Stars and has toured major cities. The classic tale recounts the haunting love story of jet pilot hero Major Ace Gruver and exotic Japanese actress Hana ogi, star of Japan's all female Takarazuka Theatre, whose forbidden passion grows against a lush backdrop of Japanese tradition, soaring melodies, and lavish production numbers. Mesmerizing, moving and entertaining, this is the first Michener musical since South Pacific.
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Reviews

"A spectacle with a soul." - The New York Times

"Hugely entertaining." - Variety

"Dazzling." - ABC Radio Network "A big, sexy, sprawling American musical." - Seattle Herald "Has the dramatic sweep, the narrative and visual energy, and the lush, pop romantic score of a classic American musical." - Houston Chronicle "Colorful and full of mood and heart." - Rex Reed

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12 Piano/Conductor’s Score
1 Violins I & II
1 Viola
1 Cello
1 Bass
1 Reed I (Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Recorder, Tenor      Recorder)
1 Reed II (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Recorder, Alto Recorder)
1 Reed III (Oboe, Clarinet, English Horn)
1 Reed IV (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone)
1 Reed V
1 Horn
1 Trumpets I & II
1 Trombone
1 Harp
1 Keyboard
1 Percussion

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Authors

James A. Michener

James A. Michener

William Luce

William Luce wrote his Broadway and London success The Belle of Amherst for Julie Harris, who won her fifth Tony Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Emily Dickinson. For American soprano Renée Fleming, Luce wrote My Business Is To Love, which Fleming premiered in Lincoln Cente ...

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George Fischoff

George Fischoff

Hy Gilbert

Hy Gilbert

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