Midsummer Nights

by  Bryan D. Leys, Kevin Kuhn

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  6m, 8f

"A frothy show with lively tunes and some sassy and clever lyrics."-- The New York Times

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 8f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce, Fantasy, Adaptations (Shakespeare), Parody / Spoof
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

Midsummer Nights transfers Shakespeare’s classic comedy from ancient Athens to the California coast and into the great “Beach Blanket” movies of the 1960’s.  Over the course of a magical evening, pranksters, eccentrics and fools find love and folly while delivering “Grease”-style parodies of '60’s pop songs.  In the seaside town of Laguna Beach, Hermia and Lysander find new inspiration as a “Frankie and Annette” pair of star-crossed lovers. Demetrius is a science nerd. Helena is a biker chick. Shakespeare’s rustics are now a local community theater group.  Shakespeare’s fairy king and queen are re-imagined as discontented beatniks.  Puck is a mischievous beach boy and Cobweb, Blossom and Moth provide backup vocals. Midsummer Nights is an enchanted evening of spirited song and dance and an excellent choice for community or local regional theater productions.

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Reviews

REVIEWS

"A frothy show with lively tunes and some sassy and clever lyrics."-- The New York Times

"Charming ... lively and cute. A great deal of fun."-- Newark Star Ledger

 

 

Keywords

Love

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Tours

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

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  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1960s
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Pop/Rock
  • Vocal Demands: Easy
  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo
  • Chorus Size: Small

Casting

6m, 8f
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Authors

Bryan D. Leys

Bryan Leys is a librettist and lyricist who has developed a number of exciting new musicals. His shows range from country western, to rock ’n’ roll, to sung-through operatic pieces, to light-hearted revues, as well as traditional musical comedies and dramas. With his collaborators, Bryan has written about hardboiled d ...

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Kevin Kuhn

Kevin Kuhn

Off-Broadway, Musical Theatre Works, NYC

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