Das Barbecu

by  Jim Luigs, Scott Warrender

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  2m, 3f

"Your sides will ache by the end of the fast paced country western musical comedy." - Variety

"Conjure up your basic Texas hootenanny, complete with lassos, long neck beers, fringed leather and steel guitars. Now, if you can, marry tha…

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    2m, 3f

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Wagner's Ring Cycle is spun as a witty Texas fable with five actors playing more than 30 outrageous characters at breakneck speed. Songs run the gamut from Broadway to Texas swing, from jazz to twangy country and western. Mismatched lovers who meet on the day of their shotgun double wedding, three generations of feuding families, a magic ring of power, wild west lariat tricks, a synchronized swimming revue, a song and dance tribute to the joys of guacamole, and the sweetest two step ever to slide across a stage add up to wild comedy.
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Reviews

"Your sides will ache by the end of the fast paced country western musical comedy." - Variety

Considerations

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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Production

Details

  • Setting: The present. Texas.

Music

  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo

Casting

2m, 3f

ACTOR 1 - GUTRUNE, NORN, TEXAS RANGER, FREIA, Y-VONNE DUVALL, RIVERMAIDEN, VALKYRIE, TAMBOURINE GIRL
ACTOR 2 - NARRATOR, FRICKA, ERDA, NEEDA TROUTT, BACK UP SINGER, KATSY SNAPP, RIVERMAIDEN, VALKYRIE
ACTOR 3 - BRUNNHILDE, NORN, TEXAS RANGER, RIVERMAIDEN
ACTOR 4 - WOTAN, GUNTHER, HAGEN, TEXAS RANGER, GIANT
ACTOR 5 - SIEGFRIED, NORN, MILAM LAMAR, ABERICH, GIANT

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Full Package

1 Piano/Conductor Score
5 Vocal/Chorus Books

Drums
Guitar
Synthesizer
Fiddle

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Authors

Jim Luigs

Jim Luigs

Scott Warrender

Scott Warrender

Das Barbecu premiered at the Seattle Opera in Seattle, Washington in 1991. It was presented at the Minetta Lane Theatre in New York City. It was directed by Christopher Ashley.

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