Seesaw

by  Dorothy Fields, William Gibson, Cy Coleman, Michael Bennett

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  4m, 4f

"A love of a show." - The New York Times

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    4m, 4f
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Additional Info

From the composing team of Sweet Charity, Seesaw is an intimate, engaging love story and a big, brassy musical comedy rolled into one delightful evening of theatre. Jerry Ryan, a handsome, WASPish lawyer from Omaha who has left his wife and fled to New York meets Gittel Mosca, a single, loveable Jewish girl from the Bronx who’s studying to be a dancer. This unlikely pair meet, fall in love, and part in a bittersweet tale that is full of fun, music, and laughter through tears. Sparkling musical numbers capture the excitement of New York street life and the up-and-down “seesaw” of Gittel and Jerry’s affair.

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Reviews

"A love of a show." - The New York Times

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Keywords

Love

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

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Production

Details

  • Setting: New York City

Music

  • Orchestra Size: Medium

Song Samples

See-Saw
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My City
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Nobody Does it Like Me
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In Tune
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Spanglish
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Welcome to the Holiday Inn
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You're a Lovable Lunatic
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He's Good For Me
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Ride Out the Storm
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We've Got It
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Poor Everybody Else
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Chapter 54, Number 1909
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It's Not Where You Start
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I'm Way Ahead of the See-Saw
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Casting

4m, 4f
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Cast Attributes

  • Room for Extras

Resources

Rehearsal Resources

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Full Package

1 Piano Conductor Score
20 Chorus Books

Reed I (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone)
Reed II (Clarinet, Alto Saxophone)
Reed III (Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone)
Reed IV (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone)
Trumpets I & II
Trumpet III
Trombone I
Trombone II
Guitar
Percussion I & II (2 books)
Drums
Violin
Viola
Cello
Bass (Fender & Acoustic)

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Authors

Dorothy Fields

Dorothy Fields

William Gibson

William Gibson

Cy Coleman

Cy Coleman (June 14, 1929 - November 18, 2004) was born Seymour Kaufman in New York City. Despite early success in the classical and jazz genres, Coleman decided to build a career in popular music. Coleman’s most successful early partnership was with Carolyn Leigh. Coleman's winning streak as a Broadway composer began ...

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Michael Bennett

Michael Bennett

Seesaw was first presented in New York City at the Uris Theater in March 1973. 

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