Taking My Turn
by Gary William Friedman, Bob Livingston
Full Length Musical, Drama / 4m, 4f
- Winner! 1984 Outer Critic's Circle Award for Best Lyrics/Music
Nominee! Drama Desk Award for Best Musical
"“Irrepressibly young at heart. A life-enhancing musical evening” –Mel Gussow, The New York Times
“A lovely, exultant show…I had a great time!” –Clive Barnes, The New York Post“Taking my Turn left me walking on air!” –Rex Reed
- No Special Cautions
- Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.
- Time Period: Present Day
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: The play take place during the course of one year. This year.
- Additional Features: Not Applicable
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: Classic Broadway, Jazz
- Vocal Demands: Moderate
- Orchestra Size: Small/Combo
- Chorus Size: No Chorus
JOHN - a retured school teacher, eager to find something else to do with the rest of his years, does not quite have the courage.
CHARLES - a railroad steward, knows he missed an opportunity early in life when he chose the security of working for the railroads rather than a life in the world of music.
BENJAMIN - a lawyer, still active in his practice, has been writing letters to public figures for years and is married to Dorothy.
DOROTHY - for years an activist and still out there fighting for causes. She and Ben lost a grown son.
HELEN - a physical therapist, mother and grandmother, who takes each day as a challenge.
EDNA - a music teacher, just overcoming her timidity, daring to accept the romance and adventure that life offers.
JANET - a widow of two years, is at first a recluse, afraid to re-enter life on her own, and later a fine spirited, gracious woman of means.
- Ensemble cast
- Parts for Senior Actors
Music Material Rental Packages
9 Piano/Conductor’s Score
Reed (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, English Horn)