Savin’ Up For Saturday Night: The Honky-Tonk Musical

by  Jeff Goode, Richard Levinson

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  3m, 2f

Lovin’ ain’t easy in this one-honky-tonk town, so when the bartender and the bandleader fall for the same dance hall girl, you’re in for an evening of showstoppers and toe-tappers, cat fights, and love quadrangles that’ll keep any joint jumpin’ till way past last call.


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Savin’ Up For Saturday Night: The Honky-Tonk Musical

by  Jeff Goode Richard Levinson

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Savin’ Up For Saturday Night: The Honky-Tonk Musical

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Lovin’ ain’t easy in this one-honky-tonk town, so when the bartender and the bandleader fall for the same dance hall girl, you’re in for an evening of showstoppers and toe-tappers, cat fights, and love quadrangles that’ll keep any joint jumpin’ till way past last call. And if you think you got the gumption, you’re welcome to get up and dance along.
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"Be Prepared to Laugh...Savin' Up for a Saturday Night is a HOOT and a HALF!" - Adirondack Family Time, Read More 

“GO!” (Pick of the Week) - L.A. Weekly

“This musical will take you completely by surprise, exuberant and fresh...bright, original...authentic and romantic and loads of fun! Grinnin’ from ear to ear the whole time!” - The Santa Monica Daily Press

“More than delivers on its promise of a good time...don’t miss the fun!” - Broadway World

“Unpretentious, country-fried fun! The songs are rousin....energetic foot-stompin’ dance numbers...a nifty you-are-there feel, simulating a seedy dive in an unspecified rural town...whimsical, s*** -kickin’ romp!” - Frontiers

“Rough-and-tumble charm...music is all country, all the time... emotionally dynamic ballads, such as “She Wanted to Be A Singer” and “When We Dance,” as well as the light and tender “Let’s Do Something Cheap and Superficial.” - Backstage Magazine

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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Production

Details

  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: The Ready Bar & Fill, a one-stop honky-tonk and auto shop in the tiny town of Ready, U.S.A.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: Pop/Rock, Country/Western
  • Vocal Demands: Easy
  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo

Song Samples

Dr. Bartender
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Savin' Up For Saturday Night
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Come On, Lucinda
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When We Dance
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Casting

3m, 2f
ELDRIDGE - the owner of the Bar & Fill and front man for the bar band; a country star wannabe who never did
LUCINDA - Eldridge’s ex-wife, ex-singing partner, and former high school sweetheart; now a single mother and regular barfly, but still the best dancer in town
DOC - the bartender and peacekeeper at the Ready Bar & Fill; Eldridge’s best friend since childhood and the best man at his wedding; walks with a limp from a high school traffic accident, when Eldridge was driving
PATSY - the hapless waitress at the Bar & Fill and Eldridge’s new partner-in-song
RODDY - the Bar & Fill’s long-suffering musician, mechanic, and fry cook
OPTIONAL CHORUS OF BAR PATRONS AND DANCERS - small-town locals in for a beer and a line dance, and out-of-town travelers who broke down on the highway
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Cast Attributes

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Full Package

The score to Savin' Up for Saturday Night can be performed with a single piano player or with a country band of any size or configuration. Complete production notes included in acting edition!

1 Piano/Conductor Score

6 Vocal Chorus Books

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Authors

Jeff Goode

Jeff Goode is a director, producer, and author of over 50 plays, musicals, and children's shows includingTHE EIGHT: Reindeer Monologues, The UBU Plays

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Richard Levinson

Richard Levinson entered the world of commercial jingles after penning Burt Reynolds’s novelty hit “Let’s Do Something Cheap and Superficial” many, many years ago, heaping praise on beers, wines, banks, brokers, shopping malls, car dealers, supermarkets, California Eggs, and the LSU women’s basketba ...

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Savin' Up for Saturday Night opened at the Sacred Fools Theater in Los Angeles, California on September 18, 2009. It was directed by Jeremy Aldridge.

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