Romance/Romance

by  Barry Harman, Keith Herrmann

Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy  /  2m, 2f

"Sparkles with charm and intelligence." - New York Times
"Smart, bubbly and ardent." - New York Daily News
Two one act musicals take varied looks at romance seekers.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Two one act musicals take varied looks at romance seekers. The first is a delightful romp through the sexual ennui of turn of the century Vienna based on Schnitzler's tale The Little Comedy. Act 2 is a modern look at affection and disaffection in a two couple summer house in the Hamptons based on the Jules Renard play Summer Share. An Off Off Broadway sensation that successfully moved to Broadway, Romance/Romance is a perfect change from the modern mega musical.

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Reviews

REVIEWS

"Sparkles with charm and intelligence." - New York Times

"Smart, bubbly and ardent." - New York Daily News

"A double dollop of the romantic spirit." - New York Post

"A savvy little romp with a hip sensibility. Sweet, fresh and welcome." - Newsday

"A sweetheart of a musical that knows more about entertaining an audience than most of its larger, more pretentious peers." - Hearst Newspapers

Videos

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, 1900-1910, 19th Century
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: The first act is set in turn of the century Vienna, and takes place in various locations, in and around the city. The second act is set in a summer house in the contemporary Hamptons - the chic summer resort on the eastern end of Long Island, New York.
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway, Pop/Rock, Operetta
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Medium
  • Chorus Size: Small

Song Samples

The Little Comedy
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Letters / Goodbye
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It's Not Too Late
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Oh What a Performance!
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I'll Always Remember the Song
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Women of Vienna
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Yes, It's Love
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A Rustic Country Inn
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The Night It Had to End
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Summer Share
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Think of the Odds
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It's Not Too Late (Reprise)
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So Glad I Married Her
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How Did I End Up Here?
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Words He Doesn't Say
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Romantic Notions
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Romance! Romance!
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Casting

2m, 2f
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Resources

Rehearsal Resources

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Piano/Conductor’s Score
Reed I (Alto/Soprano Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Piccolo)
Reed II (Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, English Horn)
Trumpet/Piccolo Trumpet
Keyboard 2 (Synthesizer)
Drums/Percussion
Bass
Synthesizer Instruction Booklet
4 Vocal/Chorus books

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Authors

Barry Harman

Barry Harman

Keith Herrmann

Keith Herrmann received a Tony nomination (Best Musical score) for the Broadway show, ROMANCE ROMANCE, (which received a total of 5 nominations, including Best Show. Other nominees that year included Andrew Lloyd Webber's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and Stephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS.) In addition, he created the score ...

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