Bashville in Love

by  Michael Valenti, Bernard Shaw, Charles Marowitz

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  7m, 2f

"An amusing affair...[that] maintains the right comic attack for Bashville: stiff upper lip and light on its feet. And not leading with its chin so much as with its tongue in cheek." - The Dallas Morning News

"Supple lyrics and nimble stag…

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    7m, 2f

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Chosen as the best new musical of the year by the Dallas Morning News, this camp adaptation of Shaw's burlesque masterpiece employs the sprightly style of a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. The antics of the agile butler to derail the romance between his aristocratic mistress and a prizefighter unfold with wit and verbal dexterity while rendering Shaw's blank verse in dashing prose that is more natural to modern audiences.
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"An amusing affair ... [that] maintains the right comic attack for Bashville: stiff upper lip and light on its feet. And not leading with its chin so much as with its tongue in cheek." -The Dallas Morning News

"Supple lyrics and nimble staging demonstrate the enduring appeal of Shaw.... Valenti's score ... has a multiple personality all its own." - The Forth Worth Star Telegram

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  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only

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Prelude / The Cuckoo Song
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Strange Encounter
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Duty, Duty, Duty!
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The Idle Rich
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The Sport Report
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A Bloody Pugilist
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Love Duet
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Bashville's Lament
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Everybody Needs a Squeeze
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Love That Doesn't Dare
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Civilization
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Behold the Champion
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The Boxing Bout
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A Gentleman at Last
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Love's an Endless Battle
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Mother Love
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A Jolly Finale
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7m, 2f
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10 Piano/Conductor Scores
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Authors

Michael Valenti

Michael Valenti

Bernard Shaw

Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was born in Dublin, the son of a civil servant. His education was irregular, due to his dislike of any organized training. After working in an estate agent's office for a while he moved to London as a young man (1876), where he established himself as a leading music and theatre ...

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Charles Marowitz

Charles Marowitz

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