Sail Away

by  Noël Coward

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  9m, 8f

The Noël Coward musical Sail Away tells the story of a romantic love affair aboard a cruise ship, with all the classic wit and charm of Broadway’s golden era.

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    9m, 8f

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The Noël Coward musical Sail Away tells the story of a romantic love affair aboard a cruise ship, with all the classic wit and charm of Broadway’s golden era. Recent divorcée Mimi Paragon (a role originated by Elaine Stritch) is stuck serving tourists as one of the ship’s hostesses when she is drawn to the much younger and strikingly handsome Johnny Van Mier. Complicating their relationship is a host of eccentric and hilarious cruise ship characters – from the cynical and quirky Sweeney couple; to Johnny’s dominating and diva-like mother, Mrs. Van Mier; to the wacky novelist Spencer Bollard and her wide-eyed niece Nancy. The dialogue is peppered with classic Coward witticisms, and the music is composed in the classic Broadway tradition. An enchanting tour-de-farce for theatre groups and musical lovers alike, Sail Away is a journey you will not forget!
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  • Orchestra Size: Medium

Song Samples

Come to Me
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Sail Away
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Where Shall I Find Him
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Beatnik Love Affair
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Later Than Spring
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The Passenger's Always Right
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Useful Phrases
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You're a Long, Long Way from America
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The Customer's Always Right
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Something Very Strange
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Go Slow, Johnny
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The Little Ones ABC
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Don't Turn Away from Love
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When You Want Me
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Why Do the Wrong People Travel
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Casting

9m, 8f
MIMI PARAGON
JOHNNY VAN MIER
MRS. VAN MIER
BARNABY SLADE
NANCY FOYLE
ELINOR SPENCER BOLLARD
SIR GERARD NUTFIELD
LADY NUTFIELD
MR. SWEENEY
MRS. SWEENEY
JOE THE PURSER
MRS. LUSH
ALVIN LUSH
MR. ELMER CANDIJACK
MRS. MAMIE CANDIJACK
MR. RAWLINGS
SHUTTLEWORTH
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(Note: While this show was originally orchestrated for a full orchestra we are currently only offering a Piano Only rental package for this title. If you are interested in more orchestra parts please contact your licensing representative for more information.)


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Noël Coward

Sir Noël Peirce Coward (1899-1973) was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise." Born in Teddington, a suburb of London, Mr. Coward attended a dance academy in L ...

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