The Last Leaf (Ekstrom)

by  Peter Ekstrom, O. Henry

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  2m, 2f

This tells of two impoverished young women, Sue and Johnsy, struggling to become established artists in Greenwich Village, New York, in 1905 and how their aspirations are threatened when one is stricken with pneumonia. Published in An O. Henry Christmas.

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The Last Leaf (Ekstrom)

by  Peter Ekstrom O. Henry

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Christmas/Holiday

Additional Info

This tells of two impoverished young women, Sue and Johnsy, struggling to become established artists in Greenwich Village, New York, in 1905 and how their aspirations are threatened when one is stricken with pneumonia. A combination of faith, prayer and strong chicken broth turns the tide, but not before a life allows itself to be selflessly given up in place of another. With The Gift of the Magi forms the double bill An O. Henry Christmas.
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Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo, Piano Only
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Song Samples

What's She Like?
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Let's Drink, A Toast!
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I Want To Paint the Bay of Naples
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The Last Leaf
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Tomorrow, When You're Feeling Well Again
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Come to My Humble Abode
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I'm a Failure in Art
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Listen to the Wind
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How the Wind Howled
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Casting

2m, 2f
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1 Piano/Vocal Score

4 Vocal/Chorus Books

Optional Full Orchestration includes: 

1 Piano/Conductor Score
Clarinet
Harp
Cello

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Authors

Peter Ekstrom

PETER EKSTROM was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and grew up in nearby Painesville. He received a B.A. from Antioch College in 1973. Five years later he went down the Mississippi on a raft from St. Louis to New Orleans with the Otrabanda Troupe, stopping to do shows in 32 towns along the way. For Actors T ...

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