The Big Voice: God or Merman?
by Jim Brochu, Steve Schalchlin
Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy / 2m
"Side-splitting! A hilarious and utterly enthralling evening of musical theater. Marvel at the romantic sweep of their songs. Here art is achieved with light hands, and the result is a triumphant and very touching song of praise to everyday love and …
In THE BIG VOICE, Jim and Steve have musicalized their long term relationship and hilariously proved that theatre is as much a calling as the religion. This high energy, razzle-dazzle show chronicles the lives of a Baptist from Arkansas and a Catholic from Brooklyn who find eternal salvation in the temple of musical theatre. The show "traces the couple's meeting aboard a ship in the Atlantic Ocean, Steve's struggle with AIDS, the production of their hit Off-Broadway musical The Last Session, their separation and their reconciliation. It's a comedy about a 'gay marriage' between two men created by the couple themselves."
Reviews"Side-splitting! A hilarious and utterly enthralling evening of musical theater. Marvel at the romantic sweep of their songs. Here art is achieved with light hands, and the result is a triumphant and very touching song of praise to everyday love and the funky glories of the show business life. – The New York Times
"The Big Voice" is unconventional and perhaps unlikely, but this story of a mismatched couple, musical comedy-style, is funny, touching and warmly endearing. –Variety
"Jim Brochu and Steve Schalchlin have made fantastic theater out of the drama of their lives. High on the LOL-meter. Laughs and heart to spare." –The Village Voice
- Mild Adult Themes
- Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.
- Time Period: Contemporary
- Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Setting: One table, two chairs, one keyboard and a mirror ball.
- Additional Features: Not Applicable
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: Pop/Rock
- Vocal Demands: Moderate
- Orchestra Size: Piano Only
- Chorus Size: No Chorus
- Non-Traditional casting
The character of "Steve" plays keyboard.
Music Material Rental Packages
3 Piano Vocal Scores