The Human Comedy

by  William Saroyan, Galt MacDermot, William Dumaresq

Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy  /  12m, 10f

"Like Our Town, which it resembles in so many ways, The Human Comedy concerns life and death and growing up in a small community... Along with its poignancy and heartfelt feeling for home, the adaptation captures Saroyan's joie de v…

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    12m, 10f

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A pop folk opera about small town life in America during the early days of World War II produced in New York by Joseph Papp.
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"Like Our Town, which it resembles in so many ways, The Human Comedy concerns life and death and growing up in a small community... Along with its poignancy and heartfelt feeling for home, the adaptation captures Saroyan's joie de vivre ." - Christian Science Monitor "Funny, charming and touching... a stirring flight of musical fancy... This has to be the most inspired, inventive and downright pleasurable music to grace Broadway in a long, long time." - WCBS TV "MacDermot's plain, open faced style [is] a melange of jazz, rock, and gospel... [and] ideally suited to the sturdy values of familial love, courage and patriotism that Saroyan so sentimentally celebrated." - Newsweek

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  • Orchestra Size: Large

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12m, 10f
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1 Piano/Conductor Score (Act 1)
1 Piano/Conductor Score (Act 2)
22 Vocal Chorus Books

Reed I (Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Soprano and Tenor Saxophones)
Reed II (Flute, Alto Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto and Baritone Saxophones)
Trumpets I & II (2 Books)
Trombones I & II (2 books)
Percussion
Guitar
Violin I
Violin II
Viola
Cello
Bass

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Authors

William Saroyan

William Saroyan

Galt MacDermot

Galt MacDermot

William Dumaresq

William Dumaresq

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