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.
"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
- Mild Adult Themes
- Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.
- 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
- Musical Style: Pop/Rock, Country/Western
- Vocal Demands: Easy
- Orchestra Size: Small/Combo
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
- Room for Extras
Music Material Rental Packages
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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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.