Full Length Musical  /  3m, 6f, 1girl(s)

Winner! The Richard Rodgers and AT&T Awards

"Splendid... Lovely music draws one into a place of magical transformations. It is a rare achievement." - N.Y. Times.

"Bravo! I'd gladly watch this musical gem again." - New York Voice

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This award winning Off Broadway hit from the composer/lyricist of Honky Tonk Highway is magical, delightful, poignant and poetic. It tells the story of a seven year old aristocratic girl who is orphaned in a shipwreck and placed in an Oregon lumber camp in 1904. Her one desire is to find the secret way to return to her parents and her former life. To survive, she creates a world of fantasy and enchantment. The magic of her extraordinary imagination transforms the lives of those around her the shy lumberjack, the blind girl and her embittered foster mother. Finally, in the ashes of a devastating forest fire, Opal discovers hope and home.
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Accolades

  • Winner! The Richard Rodgers and AT&T Awards

Reviews

REVIEWS

"A splendid musical. A rare achievement. Leads one into a realm of magical transformations." – The New York Times, Read More

"A resounding success! And extraordinary achievement." – Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"Opal treads the boards unforgettably!"– Dallas Morning News

"An enchanting musical. A show that will beguile kids and grown-ups alike and keep them coming back for more!" – Orlando Sentinel

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Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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Production

Details

  • Setting: 1904, a lumber camp in Oregon.

Music

  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo

Song Samples

Just Beyond the Horizon
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To Conquer the Land
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Sears and Roebuck Wedding Band
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What Might Have Been
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Casting

3m, 6f, 1girl(s)
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Full Package

1 Piano/Vocal Book
10 Vocal Chorus Books

Flute
Clarinet
Trumpet
Percussion
Piano 1
Piano 2
Violin
Double Bass

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Authors

Robert Lindsey-Nassif

Robert Lindsey-Nassif composed the score for the Broadway production of Hollywood Arms by Carol Burnett and Carrie Hamilton, directed by Harold Prince. Off-Broadway: Wrote the book, music and lyrics for Opal (Richard Rodgers and AT&T Awards) and music, lyrics and additional dialog for Honky-Tonk Highway (Backstage and ...

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Opal premiered in New York City at the Lamb's Theatre in March of 1992 under the direction of Scott Harris. 

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